Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia Reviews

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004

| Original Score: 2/5
Nora Sayre
New York Times
Top Critic
May 9, 2005

The movie's main problem is that the protagonist -- the dead head -- is a bore.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014

It's distinguished by some truly original moments but also marred by a ramshackle narrative that leans a bit too heavily on regurgitated themes and stylistic flourishes.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 1, 2004

| Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
November 11, 2001

The movie is some kind of bizarre masterpiece. It's probably not a movie that most people would like, but violence, with Peckinpah, sometimes becomes a psychic ballet.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 5, 2010

For Peckinpah, nothing is so ennobling as to face death in Mexico for the right reason.

Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
June 22, 2003

For something so bleak, so purposely revolting and unsentimental, there are reservoirs of profound poetry in Alfredo Garcia, the only film that Peckinpah ever considered completely his own.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 26, 2005

Fermented in a tragic romanticism placed firmly in a no-man's land between liberation and capitalism, Sam Peckinpah's 1974 thriller is a film that sticks in your mind's eye like a lingering sun spot.

Full Review | Original Score: A+
Cole Smithey
Daily Radar
June 2, 2009

Fermented in a tragic romanticism placed firmly in a no-man's land between liberation and capitalism, Sam Peckinpah's 1974 thriller is a film that sticks in your mind's eye like a lingering sun spot.

Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 6, 2005

Oates' antihero is among the loneliest men in the cinema, and one of its greatest performances.

Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 15, 2008

Em seu filme mais pessoal, Peckinpah cria um anti-herói trágico que, através de cotidiano repleto de crueza e miséria, alcança uma improvável redenção através de suas ações e intenções tortuosas.

| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 12, 2013

Intense gruesome crime melodrama that's set in modern Mexico.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
April 3, 2014

It plays like a pulp noir thriller by way of a road movie of the damned, marinated in mescal and left to rot in the desert sun.

Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 27, 2004

Here's your head's up: Trashy and savagely comic, Alfredo Garcia is a voyage into the twisted head of one of Hollywood's most uncompromising directors.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 12, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 14, 1974

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 7, 2002

| Original Score: 5/5
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003

A profound existential adventure, twistedly comic and openly bitter, brought to life by those two maniacs: Peckinpah and Oates.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 17, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 24, 2003


Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

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