The Moment of Truth (1965)

The Moment of Truth

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World class toreador Mateo quickly rose to stardom in Barcelona from his farm beginnings until he is abruptly killed in the ring when confronting a killer bull. (In Italian; English subtitles)

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Pedro Beltrán, Raffaele La Capria, Francesco Rosi, Ricardo Munoz Suay
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Criterion Collection

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as Miguelin

as Maestro Pedrucho

as American Woman
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Never have I got such a message of the cruelty of the sport as is conveyed in this film, which owes much of its excitement to superb color photography.

Full Review… | January 23, 2012
New York Times
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Francesco Rosi's 1965 feature is widely (and plausibly) considered the best movie about bullfighting, in part because of its irony and finesse in capturing how the sport springs from and plays against the social reality of Spain.

Full Review… | January 23, 2012
Chicago Reader
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It's a colourful, cruel world of senseless exploitation (of animals and humans alike) and tyrannical traditions, rendered with vivid brilliance by this uncommonly unsentimental director.

Full Review… | January 23, 2012
Time Out
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Arguably the greatest bullfighting movie ever made.

Full Review… | March 9, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

The best film on bullfighting.

Full Review… | March 6, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's one thing I can say about every bullfighting movie I've seen: I'm always rooting for the bull.

Full Review… | February 3, 2012
Movie Metropolis

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