WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > A > Amigo > Reviews

Amigo Reviews

Amigo

Overview


Genre :

Drama, War

Release Date :

August 19, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

John Sayles

Starring :

Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Dane DeHaan, Rio Locsin, Ronnie Lazaro, Yul Vazquez, DJ Qualls, Bembol Roco

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..uneven but ultimately affecting, "Amigo" looks at the Philippine-American War, an often brutal adventure in imperialism at the turn of the last century, through the story of an occupied village..”
by Sheri Linden [LA Times]
“..this is not the kind of movie, and Mr. Sayles is not the type of director, to linger in the picturesque past, savoring antique details and restaging bygone conflicts..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..is combustible filmmaking, something that stays with you long after the final credits. In an entertainment universe of escapism and short attention spans, Amigo is a rousing antidote and a cause for celebration..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 5

“..is beautiful, and Torres' performance as a good man in bad times is excellent..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
“..a heavy-handed attack on U.S. imperialism with little to compensate in the way of character interest and genuine drama..”
by Walter Addiego [San Francisco Chronicle]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 :

“..the script is lazy, recycling countless genre cliches rather than inventing novel twists..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

MAKE YOUR MOVE :

“.."Make Your Move" is an underwritten mess..”
by Inkoo Kang [LA Times]

KID CANNABIS :

“..this wild story sells itself, no narration needed..”
by Neil Genzlinger [New York Times]

BEARS :

“..another typically engaging, vividly shot entry in the successful Disney wildlife series..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]

A PROMISE :

“..awkward, passionless drama conveys neither the sensuality nor the drawn-out sense of longing required..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]

FADING GIGOLO :

“..this second film is the keeper: the kind of keenly observed cultural clash that still finds room for dancing, a sultry fish-deboning (you just have to see it) and awakening..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]

TIME IS ILLMATIC :

“..the documentary offers a number of reasons to appreciate its ongoing legacy, with sufficient production values to hold the tribute together..”
by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL :

“..a supposedly true story that uses faulty logic to reduce the complexity of faith to a fairy-tale. By rights, it should displease atheists and believers alike..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

ANTBOY :

“.."Antboy" is peppered with fun, cleverly shot and edited action bits as well as apropos comic-book style visuals..”
by Gary Goldstein [LA Times]

13 SINS :

“..a creepy little diversion that ultimately unravels long before its hero's fragile psyche does..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]