The Moment of Truth (1965) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Moment of Truth (1965)

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World class toreador Mateo Miguelin plays an impoverished Spanish lad who becomes a bullfighter in this routine drama. He quickly rises to the top and is soon appearing before capacity crowds in the bullrings of Barcelona. Linda Christian plays the beautiful society woman who is intrigued by the macho Mateo.

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Never have I got such a message of the cruelty of the sport as is conveyed in this film, which owes much of its excitement to superb color photography.

January 23, 2012 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Francesco Rosi's 1965 feature is widely (and plausibly) considered the best movie about bullfighting, in part because of its irony and finesse in capturing how the sport springs from and plays against the social reality of Spain.

January 23, 2012 | Full Review…

It's a colourful, cruel world of senseless exploitation (of animals and humans alike) and tyrannical traditions, rendered with vivid brilliance by this uncommonly unsentimental director.

January 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Arguably the greatest bullfighting movie ever made.

March 9, 2012 | Full Review…

The best film on bullfighting.

March 6, 2012 | Rating: A | Full Review…

There's one thing I can say about every bullfighting movie I've seen: I'm always rooting for the bull.

February 3, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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