The Moment of Truth (Il momento della verità) Reviews

March 9, 2012
Arguably the greatest bullfighting movie ever made.
March 6, 2012
The best film on bullfighting.
February 3, 2012
There's one thing I can say about every bullfighting movie I've seen: I'm always rooting for the bull.
February 2, 2012
ends up feeling distracted, constantly torn away from developing an interesting protagonist in favor of lingering on the behind-the-scenes machinations of the business of bullfighting and bullfighting itself
January 23, 2012
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
The Moment of Truth tells the story of a farm boy, Mateo, who heads for the bullrings of Barcelona and quickly becomes a top-rated toreador and press darling. His downfall is just as abrupt, however.
January 23, 2012
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
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 16, 2012
This fable of the disposable performer rising above his class transcends ordinary fiction to be an expressive visual record of the art of bullfighting: primal, brutal, repellent and magnetic in equal measure. [Blu-ray]