The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
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as Father Amaro
as Father Benito
as Father Natalio
as Chato Aquilar
as Old Man
as The Mayor
as Amparita, the Mayor's Wife
as Don Paco de la Rosa
as Father Galvin
as Father Mauro
as MP Agent
as Assailant No.1
as Assailant No.2
as Head Assailant
as El Presidente Municipal Gordo
as Mother Hada
as Chato Aguilar
as Dionisia's Friend
as Chato Aquilar's Wife
as Chato Baby's Godmother
as Chato Baby's Godfather
as Chato Baby
as Pleading MP
as Drug Friend No.1
as Drug Friend No.2
as Drug Friend No.3
as Drug Friend No. 4
as Drug Friend No. 5
Critic Reviews for The Crime of Padre Amaro
For all of the criticisms of the Church in El Crimen del Padre Amaro, Carrera is quick to defend the basic humanity of his characters.
It's not hard to see why Mexican audiences are lapping this up.
A lurid but timeless reminder that the bureaucracies and regulations of organized religion have nothing to do -- indeed are often at odds -- with living a God-ward life.
Nothing more than a stifling morality tale dressed up in peekaboo clothing.
The director Carlos Carrera, who is acceptably talented, keeps the story on track -- on its various tracks.
Lurid drama that goes to ridiculously great lengths to draw its sad and tawdry picture.
Audience Reviews for The Crime of Padre Amaro
Really good movie. Gael Garcia Bernal is a top of the line actor. This is a well made, well written, and well done film.
One of the most controversial films ever made
One of the most provocative, captivating and controversial films of the year. An 1875 novel by Portuguese writer Eca de Queiros is updated to modern Mexico, becoming a slick, well-acted melodrama. The film sparked controversy in Mexico for its portrayal of the Catholic church. Impressive.
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