If Redford had left out a few of the waffling, undecided characters and drawn his dramatic lines more strongly, the film might have been a lot more powerful.
Usually I agree with Mr. Ebert. This time I think he's completely wrong. Redford's directorial debut is a masterpiece, the only movie I can watch repeatedly and never tire. (I should mention that I watch very few movies more than once.) To appreciate "Milagro" properly, it may be necessary to have put "boots on the ground" in one or another Latin American solidarity movement. Only then do the characters become real to the extent that they are â??fantastic.â?? If Gabriel Garcia Marques were a movie maker, this is the film he would have made. Alan Archibald - http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/
Feb 4 - 01:58 PM