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as Angelica de Alquezar
as Conde Duque de Olivares
as Luis de Alquézar
as Francisco Quevedo
as Maria de Castro
as Duque de Guadalmedina
as Íñigo (14 años)
as Angélica (14 años)
as Íñigo Balboa
Critic Reviews for Alatriste
Its visual flair and some good perfs by well-known contempo Spanish actors cannot redeem an over-episodic, over-busy script with little dramatic undertow.
The Arturo Perez-Reverte novels come to vivid life in this beautifully shot, if unevenly paced epic.
In this adaptation of the popular Spanish novels, there's political intrigue, unrequited love, and epic battle scenes but the sheer quantity of events can't distract from the film's lack of quality moments and depth; U.S. theatrical prospects are iffy
Audience Reviews for Alatriste
Great, picturesque story! Extraordinary performance for Mr. Viggo Mortensen! An effort for the benefit of what Spain means to the World.
Viggo Mortensen is of course the perfect choice for the battle-hardened Captain who has to fight fellow musketeers and court intrigues. The action is much like the film itself: realistic, unspectacular, grounded, and blunt. Sadly, the pacing is off several times, some of the parts of the film feel very episodic. The flow suffers from that and makes the film feel much longer than it already is. Which is too bad, because there are moments of brilliance. Several scenes even look like old period paintings. Unfortunately, that's not enough to entertain.
This was a little confusing since it was in Spanish (English subtitles), but Viggo Mortensen from Lord of the Rings made it enjoyable :)
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