Amores Perros | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

 

153 minutes
This solidly engaging, supersized 2000 Mexican drama by Alejandro Gonzalez IƱarritu provides a look at the dog days of love through three separate stories linked by a calamitous car crash and some recurring canine characters. The feral rage and ugly aggressiveness of dogfighting (all simulated) characterize the first story, about a battered teenage wife's on-again, off-again attraction to her gentle, utterly infatuated brother-in-law. Obsessive love for a cuddly mutt proves highly symbolic in the second story, which chronicles a middle-aged married man's new start in life with a model half his age. In the third story, compassion for a dying dog becomes a turning point for an aging contract killer. The second story, with its soap opera characters and some surreal silliness about a dog trapped under a floor, is the weakest. The first and third—with their strong casting and ability to convey the flavor of Mexican lifestyles, high and low—carry the film. In Spanish with subtitles.

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Amores Perros

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.