Romero (1989)

In El Salvador in the late '70s, the wealthy few rule the impoverished many. To maintain the status quo against peasant insurgents and labor organizations, the military regime brutalizes the populace, in particular, rebels who espouse… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 26, 2000
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Where Romero excels as a film is in its depiction of its subject’s gradual transformation.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A riveting drama about the radicalization of a moderate Catholic priest as he is exposed to the violence and suffering in El Salvador.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A fantastic drama with good actors, and it's based on a true story. I love Raul Julia in this movie.
Alec Barniskis
When the film is not being emotionally exploitative, its actually a very effective argument for what made Archbishop Oscar Romero such a heroic and important… More