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  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
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  1. A stunner: a fiercely brilliant film of such wrenching impact, nonstop drive and unpredictability that watching it becomes an exhilarating ride.
  2. One of the great films of our time, or any other.
  3. There's a seething moral core in Amores Perros that uses the canine savagery as an entre to human brutality.
  4. 88
    A headlong pastiche of lower-depth melodrama and absurd black comedy.
  5. Strong stuff, compelling drama.
  6. 80
    A film in which nothing is what it seems, this is the kind of genre touch that Mr. González Iñárritu expands into something far more haunting.
  7. 50
    Undeniably high-powered. At 153 minutes, it's also punishingly overlong.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. MattA.
    Aug 24, 2006
    Easily the best film of 2001, and, as some critics have indicated, one of the finest films of all time. The performances, writing, direction, and choice of music are all flawless. It was sad to see this same filmmaker try to create a similar masterpiece with 21 Grams, and mostly fail. If you didn't like that film, still give this one a chance. It truly is amazing. Expand
  2. NikolaL.
    Jan 19, 2006
    Writer speaks from essential to embrace absurd. Never saw movie that perfect.
  3. JuliusM.
    Jul 8, 2001
    THE best movie I have seen this year, truly my vote for best foreing film. A work of art that is truly magnificent.
  4. JPW
    Jul 6, 2006
    A great movie that catches your attention for all the two-and-a-half hours that it's long. It captures the three sad stories in such a beautiful, melancholic, aesthetic way For me, all the blood and violence is part of that aestheticness. The movie seems to breathe the town, the atmosphere is conveyed great with, the people, upper class and lower. One of the best movies I've ever seen. Expand
  5. Redlight
    Jun 5, 2007
    Although I still feel this movie is great, it's a movie best appreciated when you're watching it for the very first time. On repeated viewings, although it is still great, it just isn't as rewarding. Still, great performances from the cast and brutally realistic. Expand
  6. Mar 31, 2012
    Certainly, a very good movie! Although one of the stories (the one of the model and the dog) was not very credible and seemed a bit forced; as a whole, the movie works well. The first time I watched this film the impression I got from it was not very positive; however, I am happy I watched it again, because I understood if from a totally different perspective, while the first time I did, I was perhaps overly critical. I do recommend the movie! It is intense, endearing, powerful, and at times, brutal...but watching is was a rewarding experience, just the same!...Amores Perros definitely had a huge potential to be even more than what it was... Expand
  7. Jan 7, 2011
    Touching story. Brilliant idea of the three stories. The accident episode is the key of the movie. It keeps you alert till the end. The third story was the most beautiful to me. Expand

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