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Our Lady of the Assassins Reviews

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June 16, 2003
Medellin displays [its] bi-polar nature through Schroeder's perceptive camera
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 11, 2003
Like a random gang shooting - it leaves a big impression but makes no sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
November 25, 2002
The message is fine, the film itself is not so fine.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 29, 2002
...a subtle and rigorous examination of the dynamics of power, both personal and political ...like Thomas Mann's Death in Venice transposed into the key of viciousness
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
December 21, 2001
... a powerful examination of the decline of civilization as refracted in one tiny corner of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2001
A movie that finds a new way to get at the dichotomy of the violent yet supposedly religious and of the faith-starved yet militantly agnostic.
November 5, 2001
We get the point after the first half hour or so: hope is gone, life is awful, okay, okay, got it.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
October 28, 2001
The film's title is appropriate. A desperate Catholicism flavors the doomed city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 25, 2001
A film of clarity, feeling and electric intensity.
October 21, 2001
Extraordinarily compelling and gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 13, 2001
A cautionary tale set in Medellin, Colombia, where even peace loving individuals become anesthetized by random carnage.
October 12, 2001
An engrossing look at how hope and love can still survive in the bleakest of conditions.
October 12, 2001
The Spanish-language thriller Our Lady of the Assassins has a lot to say. Whether most audiences can sit through the movie long enough to bear witness to those messages is entirely a different matter.
October 12, 2001
Simultaneously alienating and weirdly compelling, Barbet Schroeder's Our Lady of the Assassins isn't a comfortable ride
October 12, 2001
At its worst, the film slathers on the symbolism and unabashed pontification with such relentlessness that its sullen drumbeat obscures its message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 11, 2001
Treats us to half-baked philosophizing along the lines of 'Life is short and ends when you least expect it' or 'People who aren't on TV don't exist.'
October 9, 2001
We never come to care about these characters, perhaps because they seem to care so little about themselves.
October 8, 2001
Easily one of Schroeder's best films, cannily employing understatement to convey unforgettably the despair of modern amoral society...a remarkable and engrossing film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 4, 2001
A harrowing and sobering tale of self-discovery in a civilization on the verge of collapse.
October 4, 2001
Restraint, authentic feeling, economy of means are distinguishing marks in [Schroeder's] work here.
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