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Curandero (2005)





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When a wave of gruesome murders has dead bodies turning up with strange symbols and drained of blood, it's up to a smoking hot federal agent and a soft-spoken shaman to stop the madness.
R (for grisly images, violence and language.)
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Horror
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Gizeht Galatea
as Magdalena
Gabriel Pingarron
as Castaneda
Jose Carlos Ruiz
as Don Carlos
Jorge Zepeda
as Comandante
Ernesto Yáñez
as Don Chi Chi
René Campero
as Blascoe
Antonio Monroi
as Roberto
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a hallucinatory vision of the Mexican 'underworld' where uncomfortable national realities... are remapped according to the psychedelic charts of Jodorowsky, and viewed through the distorting lens of genre.

Full Review… | June 10, 2013

Audience Reviews for Curandero


Curandero (2005) Eduardo Rodriguez's bloody Mexican horror movie starring Carlos Gallardo (who was in Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" from 1992). Robert Rodriguez is the producer. This movie mixes Mexican black magic, Mexican cartels, and the police. Rodriguez plays it as a perfect B movie. There's lots of flashes of blood, gore, violence (and a flash of T & A) in the same washed-out color. Don Carlos (Gallardo) is a young man in a small Mexican village. His late father by the same name (Jose Carlos Ruiz) was one of the Curanderos, a type of folk healer or medicine man; sort of a shaman. Although the young Don Carlos doesn't exactly share his Father's beliefs, he does seem to share his visions of evil around him. A Mexico City police detective, Magdalena (Gizeht Galatea) is looking for Don Carlos to help her cleanse the jail and police station that has been left in a bloody unholy mess when a mass murderer/gangster escapes. Everyone seems to doubt the existence while at the same time fearfully believing in all of this evil, including Don Carlos himself. If you're a big fan of horror and the crazy pacing of a Robert Rodriguez style movie, then you'll have good time with this one.

Rick Rudge
Rick Rudge

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