- Language: English, Spanish
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Dubbed: English
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00008AOX5
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 361,540 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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This controversial film follows a handsome young priest, Padre Amaro (played by Gael Garcia Bernal from Y Tu Mamá También and Amores Perros), who arrives in a small town and finds himself surrounded by hypocrisy and corruption--and also finds himself tempted by a beautiful young woman who confesses that when she "touches herself," she thinks of Jesus. What makes El Crimen del Padre Amaro (The Crime of Father Amaro) particularly effective is that Amaro is no innocent--he skillfully forces a newspaper publisher to retract a scandalous story about the Church and is willing to take extreme steps to preserve his career. Some of the movie's harsher digs at the Catholic Church have provoked accusations of prejudice; but though Padre Amaro portrays a world in which no one's hands are clean, it also finds redeeming qualities in every character. A complex, completely engrossing movie. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
beautifully acted, classically executed
" -- Barbara Ellen, The Times
" engaging and thought-provoking " -- Scott Russon, Empire --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
with the dark humour and thought provoking ending, this is a must-see-again film. and if thats not enough... watch it just for Gael. it'll leave you breathless
Although trying to bring it to the present days if you have ever read the famous book from which it was adapted and put it into the time context from when it was written, it wouldn't be so predictable as some said.
Nevertheless, life is predictable in many cases. This isn't a hollyood film, when an alien invasion happens without being expected. The beauty perhaps is the simplicity of real life and that you can't ran away from it...
People nowadays just go to the cinema to be impressed by unrealistic events... why not try also to be engage in real life situations?!
That's the difference between Hollywood films and the rest of the world.
It's theme is quite strident and to the uninitiated could be offensive. It tells a story that has elements of truth, especially given the state of the war between the Government and the drug traffickers that is currently taken place in México. It's content could also be unacceptable to Catholics.
I found the film "over the top" as it does not represent the México I know and love.
Interesting but not very entertaining. Not for the fainthearted!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Superb acting, I don't agree with others that this is predictable, yes it is a satire on the catholic church, but it is a satire on human nature also, on our double... Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2006 by Lala B
What a boring film.... I am sorry to say that I spent money to watch this pathetic film. The acting is mediocre from the whole cast and the plot and story is predictable and drags... Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2006 by Rachel T
Unfortunately, I have to agree with all the people saying the movie is predictable. Very predictable even, coming closer and closer to boring... Read morePublished on 6 April 2006 by Patulin
Started so well but soon fell into the 'this is good and this is bad' scenario. I would have expected a twist or two more.
Some of the acting is a little hammy too. Read more