The Liberator (2014)
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as Simón Bolívar
as Colonel Rooke (Irish Brigade)
as Lt. Daniel O'Leary
as Maria Teresa del Toro
as Martin Torkington
as Antonio José de Sucre
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.
Simple enough for audiences who know nothing about Bolívar, poetic enough for those who grew up reading about El Libertador in school books.
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.
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.
How disappointing that a movie about challenging authority should be such a slave to convention.
Audience Reviews for The Liberator
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!
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.
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