Carlos

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Carlos Reviews

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Carlos is a smart piece of filmmaking that delivers thrilling sequences and doesn't pander -- grounding its idealistic character in a sea of contradictions.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 27, 2011
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Carlos is relentlessly tense and exciting.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4/5

August 14, 2011
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una película narrada con mucho rigor y nervio, que logra reconstruir a la perfección la atmósfera y las tensiones geo-políticas de la época en la que está ambientada. Gran trabajo del venezolano Edgar Ramírez en el rol titular.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

July 23, 2011
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

It's obviously not meant to be funny, but in a way it is.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 7/10

January 21, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

it's this downtime that finally, finally begins to show some cracks in Carlos' armor. It slowly becomes clear that Carlos is nothing but surface.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2011
Christopher Kelly
Dallas Morning News
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Carlos deserves mention alongside the greatest suspense thrillers ever made.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 5/5

January 7, 2011
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Absorbing

Full Review Source: CinePassion

January 3, 2011
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The term "epic" often gets bandied around to describe movies that don't really fit the description. But Olivier Assayas' Carlos is the real deal...

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 4/4

December 21, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
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Mesmerizing 5-hour-30-minute biopic.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

December 19, 2010
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Carlos was like a terrorist version of James Bond, a high-living, jet-setting playboy terrorist for hire.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B+

December 9, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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It manages to deliver a steady stream of action thrills even as it reconsiders the international terrorism of the 1960s and '70s for lessons important today.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 3, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A terrifying portrait of an egomaniac who demands absolute obedience, and craves it even more when his power and relevance are drained away.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 2, 2010
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Like "The Baader-Meinhof Complex", this is a largely pointless exercise meant to deliver the same kind of cheap thrills as "Bonnie and Clyde" or the Mesrine flicks. At least with straight-ahead gangster movies, you don't get the liberal moralizing.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

November 22, 2010
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
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It is one of the best pictures of the year.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

November 4, 2010
Damien Love
Uncut Magazine [UK]

Assayas, hopping the globe from bloody episode to bloody episode with little pause for reflection, offers a concise history in how radical political violence played out across Europe during the final Cold War years.

Full Review Source: Uncut Magazine [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2010
James Verniere
Boston Herald

The film is a fascinating, fictionalized, notably sexually charged account of the two-decade reign of terror masterminded and carried out by this lone radical "soldier."

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: A-

October 29, 2010
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Even in it's watered-down 2 1/2 hour cut, CARLOS remains a stunning piece of work. This is a star-making performance for Edgar Ramirex.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 8/10

October 29, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It's a subtle, ultimately staggering portrayal of a bloody-minded ideologue who convinced only himself.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 28, 2010

Film4

One of the most detailed and enthralling political dramatic thrillers ever made.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

October 27, 2010
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Directed by the eclectic Olivier Assayas, it's a three-part made-for-TV movie that offers compelling watching but not much insight.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

October 27, 2010
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