Our Lady of the Assassins
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Los Angeles Times
As the film, with its haunting score and inspired use of popular music, builds flawlessly to its resounding conclusion, it is accompanied by a pitch-dark humor that grows out of the sheer absurdity of the city's daily body count.
Setting it against the backdrop of a wanton city under siege, Schroeder crafts a film of whiplash urgency.
New Times (L.A.)
One of the most genuinely shocking films you'll ever see.
It's sad, funny, shocking and completely unlike any movie in a dozen years.
An utterly nihilistic, harrowingly upsetting vision of hell on earth.
San Francisco Chronicle
A marvelous film.
TV Guide Magazine
Rough, breathless adaptation of Fernando Vallejo's ferociously sardonic novel.
The performances can be stiff, but a kinetic mix of anxiety, dread, and numbed resignation is always palpable.
The blend of chic histrionics and ultra-bright daylight imagery make much of the movie resemble a network soap opera with an on-location interlude. It looks as cheap as life is held in Medellin.
The movie itself IS dull, however. The characters never engage our interest, and the relentless violence grows monotonous.
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