Amores Perros
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Three stories of life along the margins in Mexico City converge in this inventive thriller. Octavio is sharing an apartment with his brother, which leads to a serious problem when he falls in love with Susanna, his sister-in-law. Octavio and Susanna want to run away together, but Octavio has no money. He does, however, know a man who stages dog fights, and he volunteers his dog Cofi for the next round of fights. Cofi bravely rises to the occasion, but the dog's success in the ring leads to a violent altercation. Elsewhere, Daniel, a successful publishing magnate, leaves his family to take… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Solidly engaging, supersized 2000 Mexican drama."
‑ Barbara Scharres, Chicago Reader
"It's good and good-looking and features one of the best soundtracks in years ... but it's also slick and schematic, weak on feeling and overly indebted to Tarantino."
‑ Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
"Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu exert such control over the story that even a cute doggie disappearance develops into a toilet-trained take on "The Telltale Heart." Warts and all, "Amores Perros" is love, actually."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Amores Perros signals the bold, audacious, fiercely human and ultra-violent feature directorial debut of Inarritu, a gifted Mexican director bound to make a mark on international cinema."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A harrowing, powerful and often disturbing movie about three seemingly unrelated stories that collide after one horrific car accident in Mexico City."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"One of the most honored and most expertly articulated Mexican films of recent years."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Inarritu's talent may be derivative, but it's applied to a setting he knows well and whose vibrancy he's keen to convey."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Dozens of shoddy imitators have done nothing to disguise the wit of its narrative construction."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Gonzalez Inarritu's sinfully enjoyable epic roars in on a wave of blood, gunshots and dog barks."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Seemingly uneven, Questionably overlong, Indisputably intriguing"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Recalling Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction - but edgier than both - this is a hell of a first film. For all its bonecrunching savagery, it's also a fundamentally moral work."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"It's a truly prodigious piece of work, resembling a career summation far more than a maiden voyage."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"... it is a hyperviolent movie against violence; a graphic portrayal of infidelity in the name of marriage; a tale of murderous sibling rivalry in the name of family."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"It is that rarest of features that shows a deep understanding of people, truly cinematic storytelling technique and brilliantly choreographed fight and chase scenes."
‑ Alex Dueben, Film Threat
"It is a raw, intermittently brilliant film that heralds a sort of renaissance in Mexican film."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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