Men With Guns
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Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages. His trip soon becomes a quest, politically awakening him when he finds out that one of his students was killed by the army.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Quintessentially Sayles"
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"This is actually a largely quiet, compelling chronicle of a man's discovery of the horrors going on not far from his own backyard, and Sayles has written, directed and edited the piece in his usual calm and understated style."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"This is a very strong, independent-minded picture."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A sort of Heart of Darkness in South America"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A Wizard of Oz construct in the same way as Apocalypse Now is a Wizard of Oz construct."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"[Sayles'] vision remains clearly articulated at every level, whether you approach the film in terms of its narrative structure, its philosophical foundation, or its characterizations."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"The themes of family, civil war, and leaving a lasting legacy resonate strongly."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Challenges us to leave behind the cocoon of our cosseted lives and to confront those meanings that hold the key to life and death."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The ending is a revelation. Don't mind the subtitles, they work."
‑ Eric Lurio, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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