El Crimen Del Padre Amaro details
|Starring:||Pedro Armendariz Jr., Angelica Aragon, Gael Garcia Bernal, Sancho Gracia, Ana Claudia Talancon|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
El Crimen Del Padre Amaro
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Oct 2003|
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Pass the guacamole, Pablo, I'm boredBy nicola6 from Cambridgeshire , 07 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I wanted to like this film, I really did. Id like to see myself as being the sort of person who enjoys sophisticated Mexican movies on a Saturday evening, and then discusses them afterwards, using sophisticated phrases like subtly complex characterization, and celebrating outstanding cinematography. Id like to be known for my sensitive taste in Spanish language poetry and my innate sympathy for the rich tapestry of life in Catholic Central America.
And I was doing quite well too. As the movie opened with a dramatic juxtaposition of the criminality and beauty of small-town Mexican life, I settled down, opened my first packet of Mexican Salsa Doritos and idly thought about having another stab at reading Mario Vargas Llosa over the weekend. But theres something slightly numbing about a long film in which surprisingly little actually happens. And when you spend the last half hour hoping that everyone will vacate the screen sharpish and give the credits a chance to get rolling, you realise that your aspirational Hispanophilia may have to wait for a while longer.
Dont get me wrong, theres some subtly complex characterization here, especially of the principal character, and its beautifully shot. But it all just seems a bit boring. Sigh. Back to reality then.
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OKBy a customer from STAINES , 13 Nov 2009Film was a little disturbing but a good watch.
EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMAROBy a customer from Solihull , 10 Nov 2009FOUND THIS HARD TO GET INTO AS VOICES ARE DUBBED RATHER THAN SUBTITLES BUT THE LONGER THE FILM WENT ON THE MORE IT BECAME ENJOYABLE
El Crimen del Padre AmaroBy Neville0 (7 reviews) from Bath , 19 Oct 2009I came to this film knowing nothing about it, but following the work of Gael Garcia Bernal, who plays the title role. I was absorbed from the very beginning since the landscape and atmosphere of contemporary rural Mexico is so well presented. This is an intimate drama about a small remote town and the screenplay concentrates on the interplay between characters and the fact that things are not at all what they seem, rather than big crowd scenes or spectacular effects. The sight and sound of Mexico is brought to you so strongly and the acting of the central characters so well directed by Carrera, that this tragic morality tale captures the heart.
Totally boringBy fmerry (1 review) from London , 06 Sep 2009This was one of the worst filmes I've ever seen. It was unbelievably slow and the characters had no depth to them. I was so surprised to see it was by the same director of Amores Perros, a wonderful film.
Mixed emotionsBy a customer from wales , 03 Sep 2009Not sure if you can say GREAT about a film that disturbs you on a moral level but this film is GREAT!