El Crimen del Padre Amaro Synopsis
A priest (Gael García Bernal) meets a counterpart (Sancho Gracia) who launders money.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Excellent acting, intelligent screenwriting, and dynamic filmmaking give this Mexican production a forceful emotional and intellectual...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A feverish melodrama about an idealist who, in following his heart and his bishop's orders, leads himself into temptation and his parish...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Bernal, with his sweet man-boy looks, makes Padre Amaro's portrait of corruption all the more flabbergasting in its irony.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Conveys the character of this tiny, insular community through richness of detail.
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Commendably, Carrera steers clear of preachiness in his exploration of a timely and relevant issue, and Bernal's transformation from naive...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Not an indictment of the Catholic Church as a whole, but a thought-provoking look at what can happen when decent individuals are seduced by...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's more of a melodrama, a film that doesn't say priests are bad but observes that priests are human and some humans are bad.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The tone is that of a telenovela -- soap-operatic at heart -- even though the film was adapted from a 19th-century novel.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The real crime is the way that the movie turns Gael García Bernal, the hot-tempered, Roman-lipped costar of ''Y Tu Mamá...
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Father Amaro comes off as another pedophile in a frock. You'd have to hose this guy down if he were driving a school bus.
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