The Crime of Padre Amaro Reviews

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December 30, 2006
August 1, 2004
Like Father like Son, for soon Amaro is giving the beautiful waitress, Amelia (Ana Claudia Talancn) ... her Catechism lessons in bed ....
February 16, 2004
While the issues the film raises are acutely topical, Carrera seems bent on carrying on a crusade rather than creating a realistic drama.
July 25, 2003
Apesar das inmeras liberdades tomadas com o texto de Ea de Queiroz, o filme funciona maravilhosamente bem com seus personagens tridimensionais e questionamentos sobre a Igreja.
June 27, 2003
The drama was so uninspiring that even a story immersed in love, lust, and sin couldn't keep my attention.
June 10, 2003
April 16, 2003
For all its oddities and deliberate controversy, Padre Amaro is at bottom a very melodramatic soap opera. It's not a bad one, but it's pretty much 99 and 44/100ths pure.
March 6, 2003
A muckraking tale of priestly corruption, hypocrisy and illicit love that smothers its reformist protest beneath a sweaty cassock of sexual soap opera and overheated religious symbolism...
March 4, 2003
One of the most relentlessly eye-opening dramas of the year.
February 27, 2003
Like a south-of-the-border Melrose Place.
February 15, 2003
Nothing more than a mediocre trifle.
February 14, 2003
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.
February 14, 2003
Cut through the layers of soap-opera emotion and you find a scathing portrayal of a powerful entity strangling the life out of the people who want to believe in it the most.
February 14, 2003
It's not hard to see why Mexican audiences are lapping this up.
February 11, 2003
Drama of temptation, salvation and good intentions is a thoughtful examination of faith, love ... and power.
February 10, 2003
El Crimen Del Padre Amaro would likely be most effective if used as a tool to rally anti-Catholic protestors.
February 7, 2003
This rather unfocused, all-over-the-map movie would be a lot better if it pared down its plots and characters to a few rather than dozens... or if it were subtler... or if it had a sense of humor.
February 7, 2003
Bernal ... gives an ambiguous performance; he's a lightweight actor, but that's a positive quality when portraying a man on whom nothing leaves a permanent mark.
January 31, 2003
The film is based on an 1875 novel but couldn't be more timely .
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