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Amores Perros Reviews

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Barbara Scharres
Chicago Reader
February 8, 2008
Solidly engaging, supersized 2000 Mexican drama.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
One of the most honored and most expertly articulated Mexican films of recent years.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Recalling Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction - but edgier than both - this is a hell of a first film. For all its bonecrunching savagery, it's also a fundamentally moral work.
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
October 29, 2002
It's good and good-looking and features one of the best soundtracks in years ... but it's also slick and schematic, weak on feeling and overly indebted to Tarantino.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Inarritu's talent may be derivative, but it's applied to a setting he knows well and whose vibrancy he's keen to convey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 25, 2001
It's a truly prodigious piece of work, resembling a career summation far more than a maiden voyage.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 14, 2001
There aren't many films coming out of Hollywood that work on this many levels.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
April 27, 2001
[Inarritu] may well be the millennium's first new master film maker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
April 27, 2001
Stylishly gritty.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 20, 2001
Definitely fierce and most definitely human.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
April 18, 2001
[The] sense that even hair-trigger lives, always poised on the edge of self-destructive lunacy, deserve to be sympathetically understood is Amores Perros' redeeming grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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April 16, 2001
Just keeps coming at you, switching characters, tones, and rhythms to keep you off-guard.
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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
April 13, 2001
González Iñárritu spares no detail in his telling, creating an ambitious, starkly realistic movie that just happens to be way too long.
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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
April 13, 2001
It finds the human beauty that spills out of the knife wounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 13, 2001
Amores Perros is more than just a strong debut; it's good, gritty filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
April 13, 2001
An exhilarating debut.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 13, 2001
The work of a born filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
April 13, 2001
The raw, propulsive vigor of Inarritu's dances of death on the streets of Mexico City mark him as a director who's suddenly very much on the cinematic map.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
April 12, 2001
The cinematic equivalent of a one-two gut punch. In a good way, that is.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2001
Ablaze with a raft of vital portrayals and rich in meaning and implication.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 12, 2001
An overpowering and original piece of bravura filmmaking that constitutes one of the most breathtaking and impressive directing debuts in years.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 12, 2001
Has the feel of an instant classic, a melodrama with an exacting precision and a visceral, propulsive energy.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 12, 2001
A fiercely brilliant film of such wrenching impact, nonstop drive and unpredictability that watching it becomes an exhilarating ride.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 30, 2001
Iñarritu keeps us involved in at-times tune-outable material.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
March 30, 2001
A film with something to say and a remarkably adult understanding of human passion and the crazy places it leads us.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 30, 2001
May be the most repellent great movie you will ever see.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
March 30, 2001
A sophisticated, stylish, fast-moving piece of work.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
March 30, 2001
Though unflinching in its savagery, Amores Perros is always compulsive viewing.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 30, 2001
Fierce, loving, and electric, this movie's got bite as well as bark.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 30, 2001
Always clever, and devastating in its depiction of human nature.
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
March 29, 2001
Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch) is a great new film from Mexico that proves that somebody, somewhere, is still making upsetting, enthralling movies.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 27, 2001
Punishingly overlong.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
February 13, 2001
Amores feels like the first classic of the new decade, with sequences that will probably make their way into history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Stratton
Variety
February 13, 2001
Divided into three chapters, pic is cunningly constructed and, until near the end, briskly paced.