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The Crime of Padre Amaro Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    60

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The real crime is the way that the movie turns Gael García Bernal, the hot-tempered, Roman-lipped costar of ''Y Tu Mamá También, into a backwater Freddie Prinze Jr.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The tone is that of a telenovela -- soap-operatic at heart -- even though the film was adapted from a 19th-century novel.

  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews 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.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It's more of a melodrama, a film that doesn't say priests are bad but observes that priests are human and some humans are bad.

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