Deep Crimson (1996)




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This offbeat Mexican comedy drama follows a pair of "Lonely Hearts" murderers as they approach the end of their career. Nicolas and Coral do not look like murderers or lovers. When Coral masquerades as Nicolas's sister, Nicolas begins milking old ladies of their fortunes, but Coral starts to get jealous.
Comedy , Drama
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Home Vision Entertainment


Daniel Jiménez Cacho
as Nicolas Estrella
Rosa Furman
as Mrs. Silberman
Sherlyn Gonzales
as Teresa Fabre
Giovanni Florido
as Carlitos Fabre
Bianca Florido
as Mercedes Sanpedro
Rene Pereyra
as Policeman Iduarte
Álvaro Carcaño
as Home Run Motel Clerk
Fernando Soler
as Don Dimas
Gastón Melo
as Ticket Seller
Paco Mauri
as Post Office Clerk
Juan de la Loza
as Car Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Deep Crimson

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | September 25, 2005
AV Club
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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Deep Crimson

Ripstein remarkable movie about real life based serial killers goes deeper than any Hollywood version of it, from The Honeymoon Killers to Natural Born Killers. Deep Crimson shows a unique understanding and profound love connection between two unlikeable characters. You're supposed to hate Nicolas and Coral, but instead you actually feel their own frustrations and understand their actions. With a splendid brief performance by Julieta Egurrola, wonderful art direction, music and top notch acting by Giménez Cacho and Regina Orozco, this is the movie that should've won the Oscar for Foreign Movie in 1997.

Ernesto Sanchez
Ernesto Sanchez

It's always interesting to see different versions of the same story to see what was changed, what remained, and if done well, they provide interesting insights into both films. Set in 1940s northern Mexico, this film re-tells the story of The Lonely Hearts Killers, a famous couple of murderers who made victims of lonely and wealthy widows in the USA. Regina Orozco delivers a loathsome, densely disturbing performance and Cacho is believable as a grifter with certain "issues". Both come together to create a most pathetic couple touring the Mexican countryside. The cinematography and musical score add just the right touch. Photobucket

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

an obese nurse meets a balding lothario and they form an obsessive relationship based on their mutual insecurities. a beautifully done mexican adaptation of the lonely hearts murder case of the 1940's with some truly haunting scenes and a lovely score

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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