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Amores Perros Reviews

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeremiah Kipp
March 27, 2001
In his eager passion to fill Amores Perros with explosive imagery, Iñarritu nearly drowns his audience in visual excess.
| Original Score: 3/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 27, 2001
Punishingly overlong.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
March 12, 2001
The level of violence is so gratuitous and so disgusting that I picked up my coat several times and started to walk out, something I almost never do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Barbara Goslawski
Boxoffice Magazine
March 7, 2001
Succumbs to the dangers of such a fractured narrative practice: too much bravado, not enough soul.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
March 8, 2001
Apart from the first story, the film just doesn't live up to its promise.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 11, 2001
Almost entirely a surface phenomenon, fascinating to look at but pretty empty beneath a raucously mesmerizing exterior.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jason Korsner
May 15, 2001
The structure lacks purpose, the film struggles to justify its two-and-a-half-hour running time and the faint-hearted might find it a little gory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
June 1, 2001
The filmmakers offer little hope for these characters.
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 14, 2001
There aren't many films coming out of Hollywood that work on this many levels.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 13, 2001
The work of a born filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
April 13, 2001
Amores Perros is more than just a strong debut; it's good, gritty filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
May 6, 2001
It may not have won the Oscar, but this is ... an ambitious and thrilling work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
April 13, 2001
Ferocious and beautiful.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 19, 2001
You know you're in the hands of a gifted storyteller.
Eric D. Snider
May 22, 2001
It has an underlying warmth that elevates it to greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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David Stratton
February 13, 2001
Divided into three chapters, pic is cunningly constructed and, until near the end, briskly paced.
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
October 29, 2002
It's good and good-looking and features one of the best soundtracks in years ... but it's also slick and schematic, weak on feeling and overly indebted to Tarantino.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 6, 2010
Dozens of shoddy imitators have done nothing to disguise the wit of its narrative construction.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Gonzalez Inarritu's sinfully enjoyable epic roars in on a wave of blood, gunshots and dog barks.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
April 13, 2001
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
October 17, 2002
Please for the love of everything holy, go check this film out.
Jim Ridley
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 2, 2004
Adrian Danks
Senses of Cinema
May 17, 2001

Irish Times
September 7, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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