Amigo Synopsis
A Filipino villager struggles to maintain peaceful relations with American occupiers.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Cooper, Torre and Dane DeHaan, as a soldier smitten with a local girl, stand out among a strong cast. With its big ideas on an intimate...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Amigo is combustible filmmaking, something that stays with you long after the final credits. In an entertainment universe of escapism and...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Amigo is not as tightly crafted as "Lone Star." It's a messier work whose dialogue is at times a tad too purple, its political allusions a...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
It's an impressive movie, but the indie filmmaker has little to add to the debate beyond the eternal truth that the innocent always suffer...
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55

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
The result is the double shrift of a thinly sketched background and a story that has trouble standing up on its own.
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50

Slant Magazine

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Amigo finds John Sayles rather closer to his worst, alternating gracelessly between fleshing out the characters caught in the middle of...
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50

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Normally a reliable screenwriter, Sayles probably gives his audience too much credit with regard to its knowledge of what is one of the...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
In Amigo, a story of the Philippine-American War, veteran filmmaker John Sayles allows his political convictions to get the better of him....
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The overlong Amigo has its heart in the right place, but its approach to complex issues is too simplistic to win over unconverted minds.
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38

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The argument in Amigo is so heavy-handed - and its execution so crude - that by the time the movie winds its way to a predictable but...
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Amigo is a Must Go

By 1Pinay
Anyone who is interested in learning a bit of history about the Philippines and our relationship with the US, should go see this movie. The characters didn't succumb to stereotypes, that they are...

A Noble Film!

By ives716
This film is well-crafted with a thought-provoking script, excellent cinematography, and fine acting. What an important part of history that is not covered in textbooks! Such resilience of a people...

By shikaye24
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Great!

By DarthAugustuS
Its a one of a kind film; please see it. Very emotionally captivating......

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Rated R | For Some violence and language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Downbeat war drama is intelligent but violent.
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