100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
An overpowering and original piece of bravura filmmaking that constitutes one of the most breathtaking and impressive directing debuts in years.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A stunner: a fiercely brilliant film of such wrenching impact, nonstop drive and unpredictability that watching it becomes an exhilarating ride.
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100

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Has the feel of an instant classic, a melodrama with an exacting precision and a visceral, propulsive energy.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
One of the great films of our time, or any other.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Fierce, loving, and electric, this movie's got bite as well as bark.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Wesley Morris
There's a seething moral core in Amores Perros that uses the canine savagery as an entre to human brutality.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
As bloody as any recent film. But it's shot through with a harsh, stony humor that's invigorating enough to be regarded as a slap back at death.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Strong stuff, compelling drama.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The gritty, Oscar-nominated "Traffic" is a limo ride compared with the bloodletting in this year's foreign-film nominee from Mexico.
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80

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Though unflinching in its savagery, Amores Perros is always compulsive viewing.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.