Amores Perros
Amores Perros (2001)

Three stories of life along the margins in Mexico City converge in this inventive thriller. Octavio is sharing an apartment with his brother, which leads to a serious problem when he falls in love with Susanna, his sister-in-law. Octavio… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 30, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The brutality of Amores Perros may be difficult to watch at times, but this intense, gritty film packs a hard wallop.

Barbara Scharres
Chicago Reader

Solidly engaging, supersized 2000 Mexican drama.

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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

It's good and good-looking and features one of the best soundtracks in years ... but it's also slick and schematic, weak on feeling and overly indebted to Tarantino.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... an invigorating film filled with vivid performances, haunting scenes, and messy, intense emotions, a violent portrait of modern day Mexico City grounded in frustration, helplessness, and messy, intense emotions.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

One of the most honored and most expertly articulated Mexican films of recent years.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Inarritu's talent may be derivative, but it's applied to a setting he knows well and whose vibrancy he's keen to convey.

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Gripping but gory subtitled drama isn't for the squeamish.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Recalling Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction - but edgier than both - this is a hell of a first film. For all its bonecrunching savagery, it's also a fundamentally moral work.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's a truly prodigious piece of work, resembling a career summation far more than a maiden voyage.

Nick Rogers
The Film Yap

Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu exert such control over the story that even a cute doggie disappearance develops into a toilet-trained take on "The Telltale Heart." Warts and all, "Amores Perros" is love, actually.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A 'Pulp Fiction'-esque film dealing with several characters and how they are all interconnected amongst the dirty, bleak streets of Mexico City, where… More
Steven Carrier
"Amores Perros" is the mesmerizing directorial debut from Alejandro González Iñárritu. The film is fiercely affecting and involving. Iñárritu's… More
Jim Hunter
After a dog-fighter crashes into a supermodel, the film depicts each person's story. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's films never surpassed this, his… More
Cynthia S.
Disturbing, yet really really good. A rather long movie, but it was completely worth it. I love Gael Garcia Bernal, and his performance in this was superb, as… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Love's A Bitch is a multi-layered and well-articulated mock to humanity's understanding of loyalty. Violent and profound. Aggressive and cruel.… More
Lewis C.
"To make God laugh, tell him your plans." I usually love these kinds of sprawling dramas about interconnected people, but I suppose there's an… More