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Amores Perros Reviews

February 8, 2008
Solidly engaging, supersized 2000 Mexican drama.
April 27, 2007
One of the most honored and most expertly articulated Mexican films of recent years.
February 9, 2006
Recalling Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction - but edgier than both - this is a hell of a first film. For all its bonecrunching savagery, it's also a fundamentally moral work.
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.
March 19, 2002
Inarritu's talent may be derivative, but it's applied to a setting he knows well and whose vibrancy he's keen to convey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 25, 2001
It's a truly prodigious piece of work, resembling a career summation far more than a maiden voyage.
May 14, 2001
There aren't many films coming out of Hollywood that work on this many levels.
April 27, 2001
[Inarritu] may well be the millennium's first new master film maker.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 27, 2001
Stylishly gritty.
April 20, 2001
Definitely fierce and most definitely human.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 18, 2001
[The] sense that even hair-trigger lives, always poised on the edge of self-destructive lunacy, deserve to be sympathetically understood is Amores Perros' redeeming grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 16, 2001
Just keeps coming at you, switching characters, tones, and rhythms to keep you off-guard.
April 13, 2001
González Iñárritu spares no detail in his telling, creating an ambitious, starkly realistic movie that just happens to be way too long.
April 13, 2001
It finds the human beauty that spills out of the knife wounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 13, 2001
Amores Perros is more than just a strong debut; it's good, gritty filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2001
An exhilarating debut.
April 13, 2001
The work of a born filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 13, 2001
The raw, propulsive vigor of Inarritu's dances of death on the streets of Mexico City mark him as a director who's suddenly very much on the cinematic map.
April 12, 2001
The cinematic equivalent of a one-two gut punch. In a good way, that is.
April 12, 2001
Ablaze with a raft of vital portrayals and rich in meaning and implication.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 12, 2001
An overpowering and original piece of bravura filmmaking that constitutes one of the most breathtaking and impressive directing debuts in years.
April 12, 2001
Has the feel of an instant classic, a melodrama with an exacting precision and a visceral, propulsive energy.
April 12, 2001
A fiercely brilliant film of such wrenching impact, nonstop drive and unpredictability that watching it becomes an exhilarating ride.
March 30, 2001
Iñarritu keeps us involved in at-times tune-outable material.
March 30, 2001
A film with something to say and a remarkably adult understanding of human passion and the crazy places it leads us.
March 30, 2001
May be the most repellent great movie you will ever see.
March 30, 2001
A sophisticated, stylish, fast-moving piece of work.
March 30, 2001
Though unflinching in its savagery, Amores Perros is always compulsive viewing.
March 30, 2001
Fierce, loving, and electric, this movie's got bite as well as bark.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 30, 2001
Always clever, and devastating in its depiction of human nature.
March 29, 2001
Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch) is a great new film from Mexico that proves that somebody, somewhere, is still making upsetting, enthralling movies.
March 27, 2001
Punishingly overlong.
February 13, 2001
Amores feels like the first classic of the new decade, with sequences that will probably make their way into history.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2001
Divided into three chapters, pic is cunningly constructed and, until near the end, briskly paced.