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El Crimen del Padre Amaro

Rated R for sexuality, language and some disturbing images.

R In Theaters 11/15/2002 , 120min.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
A feverish melodrama about an idealist who, in following his heart and his bishop's orders, leads himself into temptation and his parish into hypocrisy. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Respectably crafted to avoid lurid excess, feature is nonetheless a bit potboilerish in its pileup of sexy, violent, duplicitous circumstances that plague the consciences of latter-day clergymen. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May be morally tangled, pessimistic, lurid and foreboding, but it's also humanistic. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Conveys the character of this tiny, insular community through richness of detail. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Not an indictment of the Catholic Church as a whole, but a thought-provoking look at what can happen when decent individuals are seduced by the power of their position. Full Review

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