Carlos (2010)

"Carlos" tells the story of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez who, for two decades, was one of the most wanted terrorists on the planet. Between 1974, in London, where he tried to assassinate a British businessman; and 1994, when he was… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 15, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2011
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its hefty running time, Carlos moves along briskly, thanks to an engaging story, exotic locales, and a breakout performance by Edgar Ramirez.

Christopher Kelly
Dallas Morning News

Carlos deserves mention alongside the greatest suspense thrillers ever made.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A terrifying portrait of an egomaniac who demands absolute obedience, and craves it even more when his power and relevance are drained away.

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Sean Axmaker

Olivier Assayas' epic account of the life and myth of real-life terrorist Carlos the Jackal is a mesmerizing portrait of a committed activist who transforms himself into a media-hungry rock star of an international terrorist.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The term "epic" often gets bandied around to describe movies that don't really fit the description. But Olivier Assayas' Carlos is the real deal...

David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

It is one of the best pictures of the year.

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press

Though a superbly made and meticulous portrait, Carlos is more interesting than entertaining.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

It manages to deliver a steady stream of action thrills even as it reconsiders the international terrorism of the 1960s and '70s for lessons important today.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's a subtle, ultimately staggering portrayal of a bloody-minded ideologue who convinced only himself.

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Eric Melin

Carlos is a smart piece of filmmaking that delivers thrilling sequences and doesn't pander -- grounding its idealistic character in a sea of contradictions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Ramirez is outstanding in this biopic that explores the ambiguous nature of a revolutionary terrorist fervently devoted to a cause but who was also a… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
A "revolutionary" without a huge ego is not a real revolutionary.
Michael S
I'm rating the complete miniseries. After viewing it,I have no desire to watch the condensed version. At five and a half hours, Olivier Assayas'… More
Cynthia S.
First of all, this is very well done, and I did like it...but this is a VERY detailed biopic. The first 2 parts of this mini-series is first-rate, exciting… More
Reid Volk
Good heavens are my eyes exhausted. I have been working up the courage to face this behemoth six-hour movie for sometime and while I am thankful I actually took… More
Alex roy
Carlos The Jackal was one of the most famed terrorists the world has ever known. Director Oliver Assayas film or mini series, depending on your opinion of it is… More