Critic Reviews for Camino
Though respectful and subdued when the story requires, Fesser's ironic touch manages to extract humour from a dire situation and in the process, skewer organised religion and its propagation of false hope.
Not a film to recommend unless you have a particular interest in church politics. But an interesting one to talk about.
It is less a docu-drama than a grotesquely manipulative fairytale -- half Walt Disney, half Lars von Trier.
People critical of Opus Dei will find much to justify their view in the film. But people who have great faith will also find much to nourish them. Javier Fesser has been very clever.
It's a courageous piece of work but it's so thoroughly steeped in old-fashioned melodrama that it makes you squirm.
Audience Reviews for Camino
And you thought "The Da Vinci Code" had an unsettling view on religion. Dan Brown's work is kid's stuff. "Camino"´s message can be either life (or love, at least) affirming or very nihilistic, depending on one's interpretation (most will probably veer toward the latter). This not at all subtle movie scared me in ways that no horror film could have.
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