The Mission (1986)
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Featuring a majestic score by Ennio Morricone and lush Oscar-winning cinematography by Chris Menges, Roland Joffé's The Mission examines the events surrounding the Treaty of Madrid in 1750, when Spain ceded part of South America to Portugal, and turns this episode into an allegory for the mid-'80s struggles of Latin America. Two European forces are on hand to win the South American natives over to imperialist ways. The plunderers want to extract riches and slaves from the New World. The
Oct 31, 1986 Wide
May 13, 2003
Warner Home Video
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Robert De Niro
Rev. Daniel Berrigan
Maria Teresa Ripoll
Luis Carlos Gonzalez
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...a little too pious for its own good. Be that as it may, the movie's heart is in the right place.
Joffe's pseudo-epic about slave trading and missionaries in South America is attractive to look at but distorted and anachronistic.
A near-masterpiece. De Niro is excellent.
Atmospheric, fascinating drama set in deep jungle with strong De Niro and Irons.
Boring statement about the human condition. DeNiro's a bad guy. Deal with it. And missions are barbaric. Get over it.
Long, ponderous, but De Niro and Irons always are interesting to watch.
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