Amores Perros (2001) There's a lot of Pulp Fiction and Go and a bundle of moviemaking bravura packed into this molten Mexican passion play, a nominee for Best… 2001-03-30 R Unrated PT153M Comedy Drama Foreign Language Vanessa Bauche Gael García Bernal Goya Toledo Alvaro Guerrero Laura Almela Jorge Salinas Altavista Films Zeta Film Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

Amores Perros (2001)

MPAA Rating: R, Unrated
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Mar 30, 2001; Rateds: R, Unrated; Length: 153 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language; With: Vanessa Bauche, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo and Alvaro Guerrero; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

There's a lot of Pulp Fiction and Go and a bundle of moviemaking bravura packed into this molten Mexican passion play, a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Amores Perros is loosely translated as ''Love Is a Bitch,'' and the dog-eat-dog nature of humans is expressed not only in disturbing glimpses of brutal backroom dogfights but also in the relationships between the animals and their owners. Fierce, loving, and electric, this movie's got bite as well as bark.

Originally posted Apr 13, 2001 Published in issue #591 Apr 13, 2001 Order article reprints