The Crime of Padre Amaro 2002

The Crime of Father Amaro

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Though melodramatic, El Crimen del Padre Amaro's critique of the Catholic church is a timely one.

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Father Amaro (Gael García Bernal), a young Roman Catholic priest, is a new arrival in a small Mexican town. Assigned to help the older Father Benito (Sancho Gracia), Amaro gradually discovers that his elder is not only involved in an affair, but also building a hospital with help from a local drug czar. Struggling with temptation and sin in his own right, Amaro begins a romance with Amelia (Ana Claudia Talancón), a beautiful teen who dotes on him -- but the relationship has dire consequences.

Cast & Crew

Gael García Bernal
Padre Amaro
Sancho Gracia
Padre Benito
Ana Claudia Talancón
Amelia
Damián Alcázar
Padre Natalio
Angélica Aragón
Augustina Sanjuanera
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Presidente Municipal
Gastón Melo
Martín
Verónica Langer
Amparito
Vincente Leñero
Writer
José María Morales
Co-Producer
Guillermo Granillo
Director of Photography
Óscar Figueroa
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Critic Reviews for The Crime of Padre Amaro

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (36) | Fresh (51) | Rotten (32)

Audience Reviews for The Crime of Padre Amaro

  • Aug 12, 2011
    Made me cringe and shudder in disgust.
    Jonathan G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2010
    Really good movie. Gael Garcia Bernal is a top of the line actor. This is a well made, well written, and well done film.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2009
    One of the most controversial films ever made
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2009
    Intense fare from Gael, as usual. I didn't understand a lot of what was going on because I watched it in Spanish, but still... love movies like this because it seems like they are there to tell a story well, instead of make money - i.e. this is what the movie industry everywhere should look like!
    meril l Super Reviewer

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