The Virgin of Juarez (2006)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama

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While on assignment, Los Angeles based reporter Karina Danes meets Mariela, a rare survivor of one of the vicious attacks taking place in the border town of Cuidad Juarez.


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6 March 2007 | alsaisto2000
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I was disappointed to see some really good actors attach their names and talents to this class of work (if we can call it that). Minnie Driver is one of my favorite actresses and after seeing her in this film, I was truly let down. She doesn't have the personality of a rough edged reporter that this type of film would require and on top of it all, the story line wasn't developed well. Esai Morales would have played a better part of an OG gang member as opposed to a priest and his younger gangster brother (Noel Gugliemi) butchers the Spanish language in the film. He didn't even use a good gang slang. Who is this guy kidding. Bad choice of the Mexican detective just trying to brave the political winds. Vargas himself belongs in gangster comedies. I'm of the firm opinion, "Find what you do well and work at doing it better than anyone else." I also thought the part played by Angus Macfadyen was a real let down. Come on have done some great parts in the past (Braveheart, Equilibrium, Saw III). Don't do this to yourself again. Leave the Hispanic roles to the Hispanic actors. Overall, the story was weak and the actors were miscast terribly with the exception of Ana Claudia Talancon. Hopefully she'll be able to live this one down and move on to some better roles.

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Release Date:

13 March 2006


English, Spanish

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Filming Locations

El Paso, Texas, USA

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