Callejon De Los Milagros (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Callejon De Los Milagros (1995)

Callejon De Los Milagros





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Movie Info

Based on Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz's novel Midaq Alley, a story involving four parallel episodes with overlapping characters--none of whom ever gets what he or she wants. The main characters include: Rutilio, a gruff, macho tavern owner who develops a taste for handsome young men; Chava, Rutilio's adult son who longs for a better life in America; Alma, a strong-willed beauty who's tempted to marry a wealthy elderly shop owner; Abel, an earnest but penniless young barber who loves Alma; and Susanita, a spinsterish landlady who looks for love in all the wrong places.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Vicente Leñero, Naguib Mahfouz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 2004

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Critic Reviews for Callejon De Los Milagros

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The result is a startlingly funny, at times desperately despairing, symbiosis of lower-class lives trying to make the best of the few assets they have.

Full Review… | August 30, 2005
Critics Inc./America Online

This film is tied together by four tired soap opera tales that are competently crafted but predictable.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Callejon De Los Milagros


This early Selma Hayeck film deserves much more praise and is usually unnoticed. I love the complexity of the relationship between the characters. Great stories within story.

Maurilio M.
Maurilio Mendez

An ok movie... must be Salma Hayek's favorite though, it launched her into international fame... thanks to director Jorge Fons, whose not mentioned in the herein credits (Flixster's credits). Jorge Fons directed this film, same director of 1989's ROJO AMANECER (RED DAWN), and writen for the big screen by Vicente Leñero. ------>


too long and too predictable. it really had a chance to be good, but it just couldn't quite make it.

James Beyer

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