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Carlos Reviews

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October 27, 2010
One of the most detailed and enthralling political dramatic thrillers ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 27, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2010
It matches moments of globetrotting, Bourne-like cloak-and-dagger intrigue with the documentary precision of a police investigation determined to leave nothing uncovered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2010
Goes on for longer than a kidney transplant op.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2010
We should probably mention that all those hours and all those actors, languages and events notwithstanding, Carlos flies by at a brisk pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2010
Following a Venezualan's decade-long climb up the global terror ladder
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 22, 2010
Killer stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2010
There are ups and downs to international terrorism as a career and Carlos lays them out very fairly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2010
It absolutely whizzes by.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2010
Olivier Assayas's ambitious biography of the Venezuelan-born terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal features some spectacular filmmaking and well-considered performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2010
A long and complex film (five and a half hours) that seems to go by in a series of vivid flashes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 21, 2010
The ambition, scope and drive impress greatly, as does Ramírez, who nails his character's fascinating contradictions.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2010
Carlos is a television-drama-turned-movie that interestingly injects a boxset quality into its idea of epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2010
An imaginative but exhausting study of a man who embodied the shifting sands of history.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2010
The fictionalised account of Carlos's personal life is intriguing, but the deeper root of his anger remains unclear beyond the rhetoric.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2010
Ramirez's outstanding performance and Assayes' superb skill in storytelling make this a mini-series not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2010
Assayas returns with a hulking, seething, intermittently sublime, five-and-a-half hour film in which he manages to draw together elements from both of these distinct styles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2010
A wizardly piece of brutal, romantic filmmaking, it makes old-fashioned beret-based terrorism look a thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2010
The length of the scene ties in to the unhurried, forensic calm of Carlos as a whole.
October 16, 2010
(VIDEO) Édgar Ramírez's fleshy portrayal of the enigmatic Carlos is a mesmerizing high-wire act of incredible precision.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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