The Last Christeros
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The Last Christeros
In anticipation of our survey of contemporary Mexican cinema, GENMEX (running September 6-12), we showcase Matías Meyer's THE LAST CHRISTEROS, a highly unusual historical film that takes a meditative, nearly non-narrative approach to portraying the experiences of those who continued to resist the Mexican government's anti-Christian (especially anti-Roman Catholic) persecution, even following the official end of the Cristero War in 1929. Devoted to the cause, despite their increasing desperation and fatigue, and their yearning to rejoin their families, this band of rebels - whose… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Meyer adheres to a cinema of broad experience by casting rugged but uninspiring nonprofessionals and focusing on the rebels' long, lonely struggle rather than on triumph and tactics."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"A war film consumed with waiting."
‑ Aaron Cutler, Village Voice
"The film forsakes most of the underdog sentimentality found in traditional genre treatments of noble sacrifice."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
More reviews for The Last Christeros on Rotten Tomatoes