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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]

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