Critic Review - Chicago Reader

As generic as the title, this historical drama spares no cliche in depicting Mexico's Cristero War of the late 1920.

June 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (9)
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Michael Incata

If this moron reviewer had any talent or skill at this job, he would be with a paper that actually CHARGED for their periodical. Even for FREE they have a 2% return rate. I feel like he and I saw two different movies.

Jun 1 - 08:41 PM

Daniel G.

Daniel Gallegos

Surprising someone could write this when the audience I sat with didn't leave their seats until the credits were complete. Some leaving in tears they were moved so much by the film.

Jun 1 - 10:52 PM

Omar M.

Omar M.L.

Had the same exact experience. I just wish there was a bigger audience but my girlfriend cried the entire time. Very moving and you really get to feel for the characters. Nobody left till after the credits- very nice credits i might add

Jun 4 - 02:15 AM

Wallace R.

Wallace Ruzek

Couldn't even give it credit for subject matter in this time of peril for religous freedom? Gee, could this revieweer be a typical Hollywood bigot?

Jun 5 - 10:40 AM

Walter Ruzek

Walter Ruzek


Jun 15 - 07:01 AM

Nancy Madeja

Nancy Madeja

Every person I have spoken with has LOVED this movie. When I saw so many negative reviews I hesitated to go until I read one reviewer that I trusted. I listened to the author the other morning on a radio show and he said 95% of the movie is historically accurate. The secular world is either blind or they do not want anyone to go see this movie. (If they flag this as spam, don't believe it.)

Jun 5 - 09:09 PM

John Wells

John Wells

The movie was outsanding. Only the left wing liberal religious bigots would criticize it. One of the best movies I have ever seen and fairly accurate historically.

Jul 14 - 08:16 AM

Greg Palmer

Greg Palmer

Is it a cliche if it happened that way?

Oct 27 - 09:48 AM

Neto Arteaga Cote

Neto Arteaga Cote

Guys, forget religion and historical accuracy. As a movie this SUCKED. I'm not trying to be a jerk about this, I know it "touched" or "moved" people but some of the acting, the script and the montage had me laughing from beginning to end. Thank god I didn't pay to see it, I would have been pissed.

Nov 6 - 05:15 AM

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