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½ April 23, 2017
Amores Perros is a powerfully acted and brilliantly directed drama.
½ March 27, 2017
Where Birdman was a stunning character study built around the incredible single shot trick and The Revenant formed a sweeping, politically charged epic built around the exceptional method acting of Leonardo DiCaprio, Amores Perros falls somewhere in the unformed middle, clearly marking itself as an early work of an incredible but still emerging director. Iñárritu had not mastered (or chose not to use) the single take approach here and so that is conspicuously absent in a film where at times, it feels almost necessary. Absent as well is the exceptional (and expensive) camera work of The Revenant, with Amores Perros grounding itself in low budget shots that work for the most part but can occasionally be too choppy, too grimy, or simply too poorly done even for the film's arthouse tastes. Iñárritu's storyboarding also falls short of his work with Birdman, although this may reflect his greater involvement with the writing of that later film. Although the first and last storyline of the film are powerful, the central sequence feels underwhelming, both in importance and connection to the other characters, despite moving performances from the actors involved. It's a letdown quickly solved in the third act but it's also another hour added onto what is already an overly long film, another issue that Iñárritu would address with later films by tidying up the narratives (Birdman runs at only 119 minutes) or engaging the audience more effectively throughout (The Revenant as a case in point). However despite all of this, Amores Perros is a fantastically engaging character study, in the tradition of Tarantino. It's also a film that shares a stylistic structure with films like Requiem for a Dream and Crash but as regretful Oscar voters can likely attest to, Amores Perros will probably give you a better feel for that style then those other two atrocities ever will. It's impressive because despite seeming like a television episode needing several more seasons (this is apparently part of a loosely connected trilogy, although the fact that the other two films start mostly white actors seems to strike against what made this film interesting for me), Amores Perros manages, for the most part, to keep you engaged on its own terms, despite not really having much of a significant resolution, climax, or narrative goal. Everything has small endings certainly but since the film is part of a larger story, most is left unfinished but remarkably, doesn't lose engagement. Most importantly however, Iñárritu showcases, for the first time, his incredible affinity for human emotion and drama along with the beginnings of the unique storytelling abilities that would catapult him to the Academy's highest honors with Birdman. Although Amores Perros is certainly the seeds of better works and will not be for everyone, for those film fans looking to engage with one of Hollywood's best living directors and his filmmaking roots, this movie is his actual start and it's a good one.
March 6, 2017
A gripping tale of brutal heartbreak, stubbornness,selfishness of modern times. All in a same movie having interconnected stories. Innaritu's most effective story telling from an outstanding script.
February 25, 2017
Una joya del cine mexicano. Amores Perros nos muestra el lado cruel de la sociedad mexicana, pero a su vez expone el lado más humano que todos nosotros poseemos como si Iñárritu nos dijera: "Sí, todos somos monstruos, pero incluso los monstruos sienten".
February 15, 2017
A masterpiece about how our lives are irreversibly interconnected. When we share the earth, we are family.
½ January 16, 2017
This was the very rare film that I found just too brutal and could not finish watching. I know the dog fights weren't real but I just couldn't watch them. The acting is great, the filmmaking is top notch. It was just too much.
January 6, 2017
Definitely not for everyone, but those who can handle its brutal grittiness are in for a powerful ride.
January 5, 2017
gritty, Tarantino-esque, and great.
½ January 1, 2017
Alejandro G. Iñáritu's debut film, it excellently intersects three seemingly unrelated stories for a vicious and painful crime drama not unlike "Pulp Fiction."
½ January 1, 2017
the Best Mexican Film ever made.
December 16, 2016
Tres partes, conectadas entre sí por un punto común, el accidente automovilístico. La primera muestra el típico retrato urbano de una familia disfuncional de la clase baja. Pero vale la pena superarla, porque las otras dos partes son fantásticas: Una modelo, mujer perfecta, a quien el accidente deja inválida, y un ex-docente convertido en mendigo que busca entablar lazos con su hija luego de haber abandonado durante años a la familia para luchar en la guerrilla. Los perros están lejos de ser meros adornos o recursos para el estilo: Sus historias son igual de conmovedoras, análogas a las historias de los personajes, metáforas de las mismas, expresando la miseria y desdicha a la que puede degenerar la vida. 8/10
October 29, 2016
Simplemente, la "Pulp Fiction" mexicana!
August 7, 2016
Now I know what Michael Vick's favorite movie is. Seriously, if you're a huge dog lover I'd stay away from this one or at least close your eyes in a few scenes. Besides that, I liked how the three main stories intertwined. Still, it's a bit too lengthy for me.
August 2, 2016
83%
Saw this on 2/8/16
It started off really well, reminding me of City of God, but the film loses its steam by the end and succumbs into a tedious and boring drama. El Chivo's story was mostly intriguing when it was shown in between the other two stories, but when Chivo gets the last 45 minutes to himself, it is simply boring and the entire film loses its purpose. The first tow stories, especially the dog fight one is terrific.
June 28, 2016
Brutal, harsh, energetic and piercing, in a striking debut Iñárritu crafts a harrowing and intricate "mexican pulp fiction" that serves both as a piece of art and as a vehicle for star Gael García Bernal.
June 6, 2016
Astonishingly powerful debut film from director Inarritu about love, dog and Amores Perros
½ May 14, 2016
Debut from 2-time Oscar winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Don't watch if you're a dog lover.
March 13, 2016
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is one of the best filmmakers of the 21st century
½ March 10, 2016
Loves a Bitch is part of the Inarritu trilogy that explores interconnecting lives/themes. I thought it was ok, the best of the three stories was definitely the one about the dog owner and his brother's girlfriend. The other two stories were less compelling. Well acted but would have liked a tidier ending to the film.
March 9, 2016
Pirmasis "The Revenant" rezisieriaus darbas - suns ir zmogaus krauju nutaskyta istorija apie kelius ir klystkelius link meiles.
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