Genre: Drama; Starring: Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Brad Pitt; Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; Author: Guillermo Arriaga; Release Date Wide: 11/10/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 142; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Paramount Vantage

Alejandro González Iñárritu directs a story in which a stray bullet turns into an international crisis involving Americans (Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett), a Mexican nanny, and embassies jumpy about terrorism. The choreography of clashes looks busy for the sake of math, not message.

Originally posted November 3 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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