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Our Lady of the Assassins Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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.
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 9, 2001
We never come to care about these characters, perhaps because they seem to care so little about themselves.
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.
September 28, 2001
The grimness of the movie becomes not only too unbearable, its point is clear about halfway through.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2001
It's tough, interesting, scary, passionate, revealing.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 28, 2001
Infused with an unnerving, bitterly nihilistic humor that comes off poignant rather than cheap.
September 28, 2001
A cracklingly invigorating return to form for Barbet Schroeder.
September 21, 2001
Schroeder's best movie in more than a decade.
September 18, 2001
Schroeder crafts a film of whiplash urgency.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 7, 2001
Our Lady mixes violence and dark humor on the one hand, but with a tender yearning for kindness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2001
The whole film seems to keel over at the end, weary and debilitated by the savagery it chronicles. But the urgency and sadness resound in its wake.
September 7, 2001
It's hard to care much about world-weary Fernando, with his portentous talk about coming home to die, or the inconsiderate Alexis.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2001
Barbet Schroeder has made many provocative films in many places but none as profound in impact as Our Lady of the Assassins.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 6, 2001
Its authenticity derives not only from the streets on which it was filmed but also from its able Colombian cast.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2001
The characters never engage our interest, and the relentless violence grows monotonous.
September 6, 2001
Strives for political points while it's whiffing on simplicities like character, motivation, and believability.
September 4, 2001
The performances can be stiff, but a kinetic mix of anxiety, dread, and numbed resignation is always palpable.
May 23, 2001
Presents the drug cartel town of Medellin as hell, but it's a rather perfunctory one.