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  • Summary: Cowboy Del Amor is a documentary comedy about a cowboy-turned-matchmaker who can’t manage his own love life. It follows self-proclaimed "Cowboy Cupid" Ivan Thompson, as he finds Mexican brides for disillusioned American men searching for the perfect wife. (Emerging Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. The result is a lyrical contrast of two contiguous cultures, worlds apart in their definitions of family and love but brought together by mutual awe and basic human need.
  2. Fascinating and distinctly politically incorrect.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    Richly amusing and sporadically insightful as it offers an up-close-and-personal view of Ivan Thompson, a self-proclaimed "cowboy cupid" who plays matchmaker between American men and Mexican women.
  4. Reviewed by: Jorge Morales
    60
    A 60-year-old eccentric with a knack for self-promotion, Thompson makes an engaging documentary subject. But his plainspoken charm and cornpone shtick can't dispel the film's lingering aftertaste of exploitative condescension.
  5. 60
    A well-done, oft-times entertaining documentary as it presents this unique brand of matchmaking that may or may not be the ideal situation for both parties.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    50
    Directed by Michèle Ohayon with a light touch and an attentive ear for the regressive attitudes beneath the humor, Cowboy del Amor follows the fortunes of Rick, an easygoing truck driver who thinks most American women are "too hard to please."
  7. 25
    Ohayon doesn't judge Thompson or his customers, but you don't need to be a Harvard-educated psychiatrist to realize that the bunch of them are dirty old men who treat women as commodities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. ChristyO.
    Feb 9, 2006
    10
    An excellent movie! Enjoy watching this documentary comedy at the movie theater.
  2. RubyG.
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    This was a very touching film- one of my current favorites!! Hilarious, with a lot of emotion!
  3. AaronZ.
    Feb 9, 2006
    10
    Entertaining, heartwarming, provocative, must see
  4. JulianT.
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    One of the best docs I've seen.
  5. TimD.
    Jul 9, 2006
    9
    The critics have read way too much into this man. This movie will at times make you wish that you could have been there to gain more insight The critics have read way too much into this man. This movie will at times make you wish that you could have been there to gain more insight and to see Mr. Thompson behind the scenes. I do not belive that he was strickly seeing women as commodities, he is just pragmatic. Find 2 marriage minded people and introduce them to each other in a matter of a few days. (and of course charge the fee) Mr Thompson must be sincere, since he is willing to take a 22+ hour trip with his customers in the process. Expand

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