The Liberator (2014)



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LIBERTADOR - THE LIBERATOR journeys through the impassioned struggle of Simón Bolívar's (Édgar Ramírez) fight for independence in Latin America from Spain and his vision of a united South American nation. (c) Official Site
R (for war violenceincluding some grisly images, and for sexuality/nudity)
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Edgar Ramirez
as Simón Bolívar
Imanol Arias
as Monteverde
Gary Lewis
as Colonel Rooke (Irish Brigade)
Iwan Rheon
as Lt. Daniel O'Leary
Juana Acosta
as Manuelita
María Valverde
as Maria Teresa del Toro
Danny Huston
as Martin Torkington
Erich Wildpret
as Antonio José de Sucre
Andres Gertrudix
as Prince Ferdinand of Spain
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"The Liberator" shoehorns the epic life of early 19th-century South American revolutionary Simón Bolivar into two hours of intermittently powerful cinema.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
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Simple enough for audiences who know nothing about Bolívar, poetic enough for those who grew up reading about El Libertador in school books.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Arvelo, a Venezuelan like Bolivar, touches many of the essential bases in Bolivar's story. But, perhaps inevitably, he is only able to achieve little more than mere touches.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Seattle Times
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As if the film's ostentatious aerial vistas, merely functional scene-writing and score weren't distracting enough, Mr. Sexton's dialogue freezes dead any simulation of the period with tone-deaf lines amid Bolívar's impassioned rhetoric.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
New York Times
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How disappointing that a movie about challenging authority should be such a slave to convention.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Arizona Republic
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Édgar Ramírez is electifying as Simón Bolívar, the Venezuelan land owner turned warrior. But even Ramírez cannot liberate this movie from a clichéd script.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
New York Daily News
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If you care to be educated and get a good perspective on one of the most important man in the history of South America, this film is for you. After reading books about Simon Bolivar and assuming what the end of his life was like, the end will make you think and wonder. Beautifully shot, great musical score and the acting was very good. I highly recommend it!

Cesar Quevedo
Cesar Quevedo

Not perfect and little jumpy since it covers a lot of time/events but I liked it. The ending is quite a bummer but I guess that's what happened.


5/13/15 Netflix Started of slowly with more focus on Bolivar's love life than his politics. Picked up as the story moved on but still a little disjointed and hard to follow if you were not aware of his cause and South American politics. All in all an entertaining story.

Nick Ueber
Nick Ueber

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