The Crime of Padre Amaro Reviews

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December 30, 2006
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 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 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 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 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 .
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.
December 10, 2002
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.
December 7, 2002
Garca Bernal and Talancn are an immensely appealing couple, and even though their story is predictable, you'll want things to work out.
December 2, 2002
A slick, engrossing melodrama.
December 2, 2002
The director Carlos Carrera, who is acceptably talented, keeps the story on track -- on its various tracks.
November 29, 2002
Overall, this is a juicy movie but certainly not a trashy one.
November 27, 2002
Works itself into a lather of passion, anguish and tragedy, but there's more to this Mexican movie than straight soap opera.
November 27, 2002
Provides further evidence that Latin American directors are becoming increasingly adept at injecting social issues into popular entertainment.
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