Salvador Allende
Salvador Allende (2007)

This documentary traces the life of determined Marxist-humanist revolutionary, Salvador Allende, delving into the supposed implication of the United States in the coup d'état.

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: September 5, 2007
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

[Director] Guzman's film is filled with revelations that will disturb many, including U.S. involvement in the coup. If only Guzman had been more innovative in his presentation.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Mixing extensive archival footage and contemporary interviews with survivors of the era, the film gets across, quite powerfully, Allende's long courtship of the Chilean people.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

Guzmán's 2004 documentary is not only full of historical detail, but is also suffused with lyricism and melancholy, beautifully shot and edited.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

One from the heart, Salvador Allende is a plaintive look back at the rise and violent fall of the world's first democratically elected Marxist president.

Fred Camper
Chicago Reader

Patricio Guzman's 2004 biography of the Chilean president is less a conventional documentary than a cinematic act of mourning.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Less effective as a portrait of Allende than it is as a commentary on the documentary medium itself-art as a means of resuscitating history.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

The controversial Chilean president is ultimately painted sympathetically, and quite convincingly so, in this artful 2004 doc from Patricio Guzmán.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a solid no-nonsense documentary.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A heartfelt documentary about the charismatic and idealist leader of Chile who sought to bring a fair and free world to his people.

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