Alatriste
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A fierce soldier fighting for the Spanish cause in Flanders returns to a drastically different Spain to fulfill the dying wish of a fallen friend, only to find that life isn't what it once was in his decaying homeland in director Agustín Díaz Yanes' adaptation of Arturo Pérez-Reverte's popular series of best-selling books. Compelled to fulfill the final wish of his dying friend, noble warrior Alatriste (Viggo Mortensen) makes his way back to Spain to care for the man's young son, Iñigo (Nacho Perez and Unax Ugalde). Things have taken a sharp turn for the worst back home,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Its visual flair and some good perfs by well-known contempo Spanish actors cannot redeem an over-episodic, over-busy script with little dramatic undertow."
‑ Jonathan Holland, Variety
"In this adaptation of the popular Spanish novels, there's political intrigue, unrequited love, and epic battle scenes but the sheer quantity of events can't distract from the film's lack of quality moments and depth; U.S. theatrical prospects are iffy"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The Arturo Perez-Reverte novels come to vivid life in this beautifully shot, if unevenly paced epic."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"click for full review"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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