Amores Perros (Love's A Bitch)

Amores Perros (Love's A Bitch)

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Average of 906 ratings: 3.6 Stars

2002 M Contains violence,sex scenes and content that may disturb.

Love. Betrayal. Death.

Since exploding onto the scene as a winner at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu's Amores Perros has gone on to achieve universal acclaim and admiration from critics, cinemagoers and directors alike. The film undoubtedly heralds the arrival of a major new talent in world cinema.

Beginning with a kinetic, bone-crushing car accident, Amores Perros imaginatively interweaves the stories of its three victims: Octavio (Gael Garcia Bernal) a young man who has fallen in love with his violent brother's wife; Valeria (Goya Toledo), a beautiful Mexican model for whom physical appearances are everything; and El Chivo (Emilio Echevarria), a former political assassin now exiled from his family. The result is a moving, visceral eulogy to life, loss and dog fighting on Mexico's mean streets.

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152 minutes

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1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

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3.5 by Rabbi

Confusing, upsetting and compelling. The pieces only come together in the end

4 by evilhamster1

movie containing three different stories interwoven, ranging from illegal dog fighting to super models to assassins. Start of the movie seems very violent and bloodthirsty with the dog fighting but... Read more

3 by darlingrey

The movie was interesting at first but then I started to get bored after a constant moan of the ex-model for her Richie-dog. I was dead bored when it reached the old-man story. I believe the whole movie... Read more

5 by skjmo

A brilliant movie set in Mexico from the director of 21 Grams. Amores Perros follows the complicated and tragic stories of three main characters: a young Mexican who fights his dog to make some quick... Read more

5 by Meerkat

This is a classic! A collection of short stories interwoven so that events and

circumstances overlap. Similar in style to Pulp Fiction but with more attention to

characterisation. I sat... Read more

4 by Pete1231

An amazing interweaving of charcters and plot. Excellent but not one for the wife.

5 by Ganny01

Excellent film with superb direction, writing and acting. Similair in structure to Pulp Fiction but apart from that it is a highly original piece with scenes that are rare to see in films.

5 by Gissy girl

This movie is like a Mexican version of Once for Warriors - it attacks your senses from the first scene and has a great story line.

3 by gary cuthbert

Rather brutal, quite indicative of a country (and indeed maybe entire continent ) which has lost the plot, and this was back in 2002 before the proverbials have really hit the fan!

4 by TikipungaKid

The story was interesting and I enjoyed all the connections. You certainly don't feel great about relationships after watching this movie - Love is a Bitch!