The Liberator (2014)

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LIBERTADOR - THE LIBERATOR journeys through the impassioned struggle of Simón Bolívar's (Édgar Ramírez) fight for independence in Latin America from Spain and his vision of a united South American nation. (c) Official Site

Rating: R (for war violenceincluding some grisly images, and for sexuality/nudity)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Timothy J. Sexton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 10, 2015
Box Office: $0.1M
Runtime:
Cohen Media Group - Official Site

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as Simón Bolívar

as Maria Teresa del Tor...

as Martin Torkington

as Monteverde

as Colonel Rooke (Irish...

as Lt. Daniel O'Leary

as Manuelita

as Antonio José de Sucr...

as Prince Ferdinand of ...
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Simple enough for audiences who know nothing about Bolívar, poetic enough for those who grew up reading about El Libertador in school books.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Arvelo, a Venezuelan like Bolivar, touches many of the essential bases in Bolivar's story. But, perhaps inevitably, he is only able to achieve little more than mere touches.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Seattle Times
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As if the film's ostentatious aerial vistas, merely functional scene-writing and score weren't distracting enough, Mr. Sexton's dialogue freezes dead any simulation of the period with tone-deaf lines amid Bolívar's impassioned rhetoric.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
New York Times
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How disappointing that a movie about challenging authority should be such a slave to convention.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Arizona Republic
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Édgar Ramírez is electifying as Simón Bolívar, the Venezuelan land owner turned warrior. But even Ramírez cannot liberate this movie from a clichéd script.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
New York Daily News
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The emotions and desires that "The Liberator" dramatizes are such that anyone can feel them and understand.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
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