Our Lady of the Assassins Synopsis
A gay writer (Germán Jaramillo) and a teen (Anderson Ballesteros) become lovers in Colombia.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Setting it against the backdrop of a wanton city under siege, Schroeder crafts a film of whiplash urgency.
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
In a film overstuffed with tragedy, the most painful one might be the gradual transformation of Fernando's moral and intellectual...
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Plays like a dislocated version of ''Death in Venice,'' but in a dryer, higher climate that features exponentially more firepower.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film's title is appropriate. A desperate Catholicism flavors the doomed city.
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75

Chicago Tribune

The director's return home here parallels that of Fernando, metaphorically and artistically. Our Lady of the Assassins is a film of...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A marvelous film.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Flat dialogue and stiff performances (especially by the street kids, like Ballesteros, turned into actors by Schroeder) don't help.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
The blend of chic histrionics and ultra-bright daylight imagery make much of the movie resemble a network soap opera with an on-location...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie itself IS dull, however. The characters never engage our interest, and the relentless violence grows monotonous.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The intimate love story is overwhelmed by the carnage. It may be an accurate picture of life in Medellin, but it's not convincing.
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Rated R | For Language, Drug Content, Sexuality and Strong Violence