Amores Perros details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Goya Toledo, Laura Almela, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alvaro Guerrero, Jorge Arellano, Emilio Echeverria, Jorge Salinas, Vanessa Bauche|
|Directors:||Alejandro Gonzalez, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu|
|Genres:||Drama, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Original title||Amores perros|
|Collection:||Decades: 00s, Festival Favourites, HD Drama, HD Dramatic Movies, IMDb Highest Rated, LUTA Presents... Latin American Movies, Sexiest Men Alive, South Africa vs Mexico|
|Run time:||2 hours 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Sep 2001|
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Floppy DogsBy Rip from Manchester , 06 Dec 2006
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[Highly rated reviewer]If all the dogs in the Disney film about dalmations, had been captured by Cruella De Ville, and made into a fur coat, there would still not be as many dead dogs around as there are in this movie.
This is a movie which captures and keeps your interest, as it traces back the lives of people involved in a road accident.
Each tale is a good story, and the way in which their lives cross over is skillful, thoughtful, and cleverly done.
Each of the stories are good enough to be a movie in their own right.
The only reason I gave ths movie a 4 instead of a 5 is well, to be honest, I'm a little squeamish.
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Life's a bitch...and it's bite is worse than it's bark.By Whipster (663 reviews) from Shropshire , 03 May 2011A pretty realistic and heavy snapshot of a group of people living their lives in Mexico City. There are some brutal dog fighting sequences and numerous, what appear to be, 'actual' dead dogs in the first of the three interlocking stories - some may find these scenes very upsetting. In the opening moments three main characters are thrown together via a nasty car accident and we are then shown their individual backstories. It's a fascinating movie that reveals the underbelly of life in Mexico City as well as the life of those who are more privileged. Spanish. Subtitled. 4 stars.
Opening scenes not for animal loversBy a customer from Leics , 23 Mar 2011Sadly I was unable to watch this film as the opening scenes of dog fighting victims were too bad for me. My other half watched the film and said it was very good, but strong scenes. Somehow violence with people is what we are used to, but I struggle to accept how we use animals to satisfy our sadistic and uniquely human appetite for violence. Maybe it would be best to miss the first scenes?
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Well worth the timeBy pjb1972 (32 reviews) from Bristol , 15 Mar 2011I'm sure many people like me struggle to find the time to watch the longer film in a single viewing but this one is worth making the time for. Its certainly no feel good movie and the violence ( especially the dog fights ) are unpleasant but its a well constructed story with interesting characters. If you've seen Babel or 21 grams then you have a fair idea of the tone.
Its worth mentioning that I stopped the film to read about the dog fight scenes as I have no wish to watch animals getting hurt but apparently they had perspex muzzles on which you can see if you freeze frame it ( I didn't try this ) and no dogs were hurt making the film though some were knocked out for short periods to appear dead but this was all done by a dog trainer who used his own dogs so I guess it was ok!
This isn't a fim I'd rush back to watch again due to the length and tone but its certainly worth watching once.
Time fliesBy DeathOfNarrativeCinema (156 reviews) from Wallingford , 23 Feb 2011For my money, most films around two hours could do with cutting - and films over two hours need slashing.
This is one of the noble exceptions. There are three stories here, each one big enough in its own right to make a decent 90-minute film. Squashed together and interleaved as they are, the collisions (literally) of characters from different stories, and the way themes are picked up and developed in different and contrasting ways, show a master storyteller at work.
See if you liked the equally epic, energetic and violent City of Angels - or if you just like good films.
depressing and over-longBy a customer from London , 30 Jan 2011it's okay if you want to sit through nearly three hours of depressing characters and a lot of dead animals. it may have won awards, but it doesn't make it good entertainment on a saturday night.