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The Crime of Father Amaro

2002, Drama, 1h 58m

82 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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

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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.

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  • Aug 12, 2011
    Made me cringe and shudder in disgust.
    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!
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