Our Lady of the Assassins - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Our Lady of the Assassins Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 16, 2003
Medellin displays [its] bi-polar nature through Schroeder's perceptive camera
Full Review | Original Score: B

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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 Review| Original Score: A-
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
June 22, 2002
| Original Score: 73/100
Eric D. Snider
February 9, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ted Murphy
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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
November 9, 2001
| Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 28, 2001
The film's title is appropriate. A desperate Catholicism flavors the doomed city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune
October 25, 2001
A film of clarity, feeling and electric intensity.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 21, 2001
Extraordinarily compelling and gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 13, 2001
A cautionary tale set in Medellin, Colombia, where even peace loving individuals become anesthetized by random carnage.
Derek Tse
Jam! Movies
October 12, 2001
An engrossing look at how hope and love can still survive in the bleakest of conditions.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 12, 2001
Simultaneously alienating and weirdly compelling, Barbet Schroeder's Our Lady of the Assassins isn't a comfortable ride
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
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-
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
October 4, 2001
A harrowing and sobering tale of self-discovery in a civilization on the verge of collapse.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
October 4, 2001
Restraint, authentic feeling, economy of means are distinguishing marks in [Schroeder's] work here.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 30, 2001
"Our Lady of the Assassins" takes us on a poetic, nightmarish journey into a spiralling cycle of violence and death that is all the life too many people know.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
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