The Crime of Padre Amaro Reviews

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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.
June 27, 2003
The drama was so uninspiring that even a story immersed in love, lust, and sin couldn't keep my attention.
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...
February 15, 2003
Nothing more than a mediocre trifle.
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.
January 31, 2003
Truth be told, The Crime of Father Amaro isn't very compelling.
December 13, 2002
Don't hate El Crimen del Padre Amaro because it's anti-Catholic. Hate it because it's lousy.
December 13, 2002
It's hard to be certain without the benefit of detailed cultural context, but one gets the hunch that Carrera himself isn't all that clear about where he draws the line between the dramatic and parodic.
December 5, 2002
Nothing more than a stifling morality tale dressed up in peekaboo clothing.
November 30, 2002
Lurid drama that goes to ridiculously great lengths to draw its sad and tawdry picture.
November 29, 2002
Take away the controversy, and it's not much more watchable than a Mexican soap opera.
November 27, 2002
...it tries to do far too much [story telling] in the allotted time.
November 27, 2002
long on licentiousness and short on subtlety...Amaro is given no arc - he simply leaps off one
November 26, 2002
ordinary melodrama that is heavy on religious symbols but wafer-thin on dramatic substance
November 24, 2002
For all the trouble it caused and all the pesos it brought in, Padre Amaro is a surprisingly lacking film.
November 24, 2002
At two hours, the movie goes on too long and resolves too little -- even though it provides some interesting moments along the way.
November 22, 2002
Just turn on Univision or Telemundo some night and see the same thing without the highfalutin pretensions.
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