Romero (1989)

Romero is a biography of the El Salvadoran priest Oscar Arnulfo Romero who was assassinated in 1980 by (it is suspected) a right-wing military death squad. The movie focuses upon the last years of Romero's life, when he became a… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 25, 1989
DVD 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: 81% 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