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August 1, 2004
Like Father like Son, for soon Amaro is giving the beautiful waitress, Amelia (Ana Claudia Talancón) ... her Catechism lessons in bed ....
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 inúmeras liberdades tomadas com o texto de Eça de Queiroz, o filme funciona maravilhosamente bem com seus personagens tridimensionais e questionamentos sobre a Igreja.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 27, 2003
The drama was so uninspiring that even a story immersed in love, lust, and sin couldn't keep my attention.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
| Original Score: 6/10
February 15, 2003
Nothing more than a mediocre trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
February 14, 2003
It's not hard to see why Mexican audiences are lapping this up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 11, 2003
Drama of temptation, salvation and good intentions is a thoughtful examination of faith, love ... and power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 .
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2003
Truth be told, The Crime of Father Amaro isn't very compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 7, 2003
...it's junk, but it's tasty junk - you're fooling yourself if you think its politics run any deeper than the true yet obvious observation that power corrupts some people.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
December 13, 2002
Don't hate El Crimen del Padre Amaro because it's anti-Catholic. Hate it because it's lousy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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