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  • Summary: After President Plutarco Elias Calles ordered the closing of Catholic churches across Mexico in the 1920s, the Cristero War broke out. When the war ended in 1929, a band of Christian rebels continued to fight for religious freedom.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Sep 5, 2013
    70
    The final days of a band of 1930s Christian rebels in the central Mexican wilderness are depicted with majestic stoicism in Matias Meyer’s elegant ode to independence.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Cutler
    Aug 27, 2013
    70
    A war film consumed with waiting.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Weber
    Aug 27, 2013
    63
    The film forsakes most of the underdog sentimentality found in traditional genre treatments of noble sacrifice.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Aug 29, 2013
    60
    Mr. Meyer adheres to a cinema of broad experience by casting rugged but uninspiring nonprofessionals and focusing on the rebels’ long, lonely struggle rather than on triumph and tactics.