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Cowboy del Amor Reviews

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February 9, 2006
The movie's real subject -- remains only superficially explored.
September 29, 2007
One would anticipate the crafting of a sinister satire here, but the film is dead serious and overidentified with Cowboy Cupid's boastful, smirking posturing. A camera in the hand of a director should be more than just a piece of surveillance equipment.
February 10, 2006
It's hard to get past the subject matter and judge this on its value as a documentary because the concept is truly unpleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 10, 2006
Ohayon doesn't judge Thompson or his customers, but you don't need to be a Harvard-educated psychiatrist to realize that the bunch of them are dirty old men who treat women as commodities.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
February 10, 2006
Every moment of this story - about America's unlikeliest matchmaker -- is fascinating. We just need more of them.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 22, 2006
The film doesn't quite manage to sustain interest for the duration of its 86-minute running time.
March 2, 2006
This charming documentary follows Ivan Thompson, the self-proclaimed 'Cowboy Cupid,' as he finds Mexican brides for American men who feel they've exhausted their options on their side of the border.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 9, 2006
Michèle Ohayon's documentary is a slyly insightful portrait of conflicting expectations in the search for the perfect partner.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2006
A 60-year-old eccentric with a knack for self-promotion, Thompson makes an engaging documentary subject.
January 14, 2006
What makes Cowboy Del Amor truly a step above most of its genre is the surprising turn of events that leaves the matchmaker and match-made switching places, as their lives take ironic swings that Oyayo could only have hoped for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
It gently sheds light on the ways in which people seek new terrain in love when their familiar surroundings let them down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 1, 2007
The laid-back, bittersweet peek into this flourishing but little-known world will gratify and intrigue.
January 14, 2006
A well-done, oft-times entertaining documentary as it presents this unique brand of matchmaking that may or may not be the ideal situation for both parties. You be the judge.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2006
Deft and ebullient.
February 10, 2006
I think he knows very well that, at the core of his black little heart, he's basically just a joker of love -- and a danged good one at that.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2006
It's filled with humor and surprises, and no one is more surprising than Thompson himself.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 23, 2006
Michèle Ohayon's Cowboy del Amor turns out to be one of the sweetest, funniest and most enjoyable nonfiction films you are likely to see this year.
February 24, 2006
Thompson is no McNamara, and Cowboy del Amor is no Fog of War. But there is something hypnotic about this self-styled romance expert expounding on the fog of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2006
Taking on a topic-a matchmaker of white American males with Mexican women-that both high-minded liberals and flag-toting conservatives would find offensive, Ohayon refuses to pass judgment on her subjects, instead quietly stands back and lets them talk.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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