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The Other Conquest Reviews

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Eric Rosenberg
June 18, 2007
An incendiary mix of politics, religion, war, violence and personal turbulence -- not an easy film, but a complicated work of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 18, 2007
A grand mural of trauma, with superb colors, a great escape scene and fertile myth-probing about how masters and vassals together forged the hot core of Mexican Catholicism.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 18, 2007
In his bravura feature debut, [Salvador] Carrasco has created nothing less than a dazzling vision of the birth of a uniquely Mexican religion born of the searing fusion of Catholic and Aztec deities.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly
June 6, 2007
An arresting, balletic performance by Damian Delgado powers this vividly imagined, elegantly paced mystery play beyond period exoticism to a bona fide illumination of social, and sacred, history.
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
June 2, 2007
[Director] Carrasco uses shadows and mirrors to create effects he has no actual budget for. The lack of money shows on-screen but is cleverly hidden by the director's genius for making us care about his story so much that we forgive all else.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
May 17, 2007
Caught between efforts to redress Eurocentric accounts of the conquest of Mexico and a tendency to slide into old-movie melodramatics, Carrasco's film is often gorgeous, never less than entertaining and occasionally moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
May 15, 2007
This is a film that dares to look at faith from a fresh perspective. The fact that the film is back in theaters at all is a near-miracle.
| Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 11, 2007
A marvelous vision: at once spectacle, history lesson, and potent psychological drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
May 4, 2007
A dizzying intellectual experience that dares to tread where few films have in terms of religion, war and the curious contradictions that ensue when one group of humans conquers another.
| Original Score: B+
Luisa F. Ribeiro
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
An impressive, beautifully visual film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 21, 2001
Gran muestra de que en México se puede realizar cine de alta calidad tanto en el aspecto técnico como en el estético y actoral
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 16, 2007
Carrasco delivers his message with all the grace of Cortés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 14, 2003
The drama doesn't work, and the film ends up feeling more like a history museum display.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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