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Cinco de Mayo: The Battle (2013)

Cinco de Mayo: The Battle (2013)





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Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla chronicles the story of Mexico's Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico's history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza played by Kuno Becker (Goal!, From Prada to Nada), must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men. Meanwhile, two young Mexican lovers manage to find love amidst the chaos of war. Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla chronicles the bravery of a people pushed to the limit, fighting for their nation, their families and their pride. (c) Lionsgate
R (for battle violence and some language)
Art House & International , Horror , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Cinco de Mayo: The Battle

All Critics (2)

The makers Cinco de Mayo: the Battle assume that the movie is interesting with a 45 min. battle, but it's not, it's boring. [full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | May 4, 2015
Cine Vértigo

Loud explosions, bowed horses , swords colliding .. it's a rare thing that Mexican cinema brings all these elements in a credible way to combine an epic movie...[full review in Spanish]

May 4, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Cinco de Mayo: The Battle


An uneven battle epic that gives viewers a good lesson in what Cinco de Mayo really means but the chaos on screen makes of a disjointed battle and the acting lends no favors to the otherwise bland story.

Jonathan Porras
Jonathan Porras

I found it very difficult to Watch, sorry the Camera Technique very 'jumpy' and the editing did not help. Its a pity because other production values were good and the story I wanted to see.

Kenneth Gill
Kenneth Gill

This epic war film on the battle of Cinco De Mayobetween the outnumbered and outrained independent Mexican army and the French monarchy tells a very important story for both Mexican and American history. The battle scenes (which take up the entire second hour of the film) are visually and sonically well-done, though at times excessively gory. The script makes the history surrounding this event easy to follow even for those who don't have background knowledge of it. Unfortunately, as in all war films, the filmmakers try to humanize the story by focusing on several fictional characters. In this case, they attempt to pull our heartstrings with a romance that takes up way too much time and is neither romantic nor interesting.

Cole Brown
Cole Brown

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