Romero
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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 Marxism. Assassinations, executions, and disappearances become commonplace. When the Vatican elevates conservative Oscar Arnulfo Romero (Raul Julia) to archbishop, the military rulers believe he will quiet the masses and the activist priests who support them. "Blessed are the peacemakers," he will preach. At first, that is precisely what he does.… More
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"Where Romero excels as a film is in its depiction of its subject’s gradual transformation."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"A riveting drama about the radicalization of a moderate Catholic priest as he is exposed to the violence and suffering in El Salvador."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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