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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
A Filipino leader (Joel Torre) must decide whether to keep the peace with the American troops occupying his village or join the insurgency with his brother and son.

Cast: Joel Torre , Garret Dillahunt , Chris Cooper , D. J. Qualls , Rio Locsin , Ronnie Lazaro , Bembol Roco , Yul Vazquez

Director: John Sayles

Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Variance Films

Amigo (2010)

Release Date: August 19th, 2011|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Amigo is combustible filmmaking, something that stays with you long after the final credits. In an entertainment universe of escapism and short attention spans, Amigo is a rousing antidote and a cause for celebration. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    In Amigo, a story of the Philippine-American War, veteran filmmaker John Sayles allows his political convictions to get the better of him. The movie is a heavy-handed attack on U.S. imperialism with little to compensate in the way of character interest and genuine drama. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Cooper, Torre and Dane DeHaan, as a soldier smitten with a local girl, stand out among a strong cast. With its big ideas on an intimate scale, this is Sayles' best in a decade. show more

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