Our Lady of the Assassins
Our Lady of the Assassins (2001)

A middle-aged man wanting to revisit the city of his birth discovers time and corruption have taken a terrible toll in this drama. Fernando (German Jaramillo) is a successful gay writer who was born in Medellín, Colombia, but has lived in… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 7, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Barbet Schroeder presents a bleak, darkly humorous drama about hopeless love in Medellin, Colombia.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A movie that finds a new way to get at the dichotomy of the violent yet supposedly religious and of the faith-starved yet militantly agnostic.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Medellin displays [its] bi-polar nature through Schroeder's perceptive camera

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a subtle and rigorous examination of the dynamics of power, both personal and political ...like Thomas Mann's Death in Venice transposed into the key of viciousness

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film's title is appropriate. A desperate Catholicism flavors the doomed city.

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Joshua Tanzer

Like a random gang shooting - it leaves a big impression but makes no sense.

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Ted Murphy

... a powerful examination of the decline of civilization as refracted in one tiny corner of the world.

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Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune

A film of clarity, feeling and electric intensity.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The message is fine, the film itself is not so fine.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

We get the point after the first half hour or so: hope is gone, life is awful, okay, okay, got it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Daisy Maduro
This was a dark and violent movie. The story of a gay writer Fernando, returning to his country after being away for so long. He met a 16 year old gay boy… More