Amores Perros

Amores Perros

4.6 11
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's complex look at how the lives of people living seemingly disparate existences are intertwined by a horrible car wreck in modern-day Mexico City is an equally stunning, unforgettable, and multi-layered film. Although stylistically flashy and bold, Inarritu never forgets that his film is always about real people just trying to survive the…  See more details below

Overview

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's complex look at how the lives of people living seemingly disparate existences are intertwined by a horrible car wreck in modern-day Mexico City is an equally stunning, unforgettable, and multi-layered film. Although stylistically flashy and bold, Inarritu never forgets that his film is always about real people just trying to survive the best way they can. The film was a huge critical and financial success in its home country of Mexico, and it also managed to garner success in the States as well. The film is offered in its proper letterboxed aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (enhanced) and the transfer looks very nice. The Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack is likewise excellent. There is plenty of spatial movement on the track, though the dialogue is always clear and up front. The disc also contains a commentary track with the director (with optional subtitles), some behind-the-scenes footage, music videos to promote the film's excellent soundtrack, and more. All in all, it's a fantastic disc.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
A film that made it onto numerous top ten lists in both 2000 and 2001, depending on its stateside or Mexican release date, Amores Perros is an overlapping consideration of the crises of love as it wavers in and out of reciprocity, in both the gutters and penthouses of Mexico City. More striking on the surface is how that theme is explored metaphorically through the egregious mistreatment and abuse of all species of dogs, the double entendre "bitches" of the title. Their graphic deaths and dismemberments might have given the ASPCA fits if it weren't for the short that accompanies the video and DVD release, which illustrates the "canine actors" at work and demonstrates the methods of bloodying them without actually hurting them. In his astonishing debut, director Alexandro Gonzalez Inarritu saves the real blood for the fractured human relationships, agonizing in their complexity and cruelty. Directing an interweaving screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga, whose narrative structure bursts with the kind of freshness once ascribed to Quentin Tarantino, Inarritu brings his gritty camera into the dingy slums and palatial condos with equal confidence. From this he mines authentic perceptions about the strain of loyalties under the duress of an ironic, twisted reality. The moral center of the film is a disheveled hit man, living as a bum among the detritus of his wasted life and ruined family. His solution for how to resolve a conflict between back-stabbing brothers is the enduring image of a film that consistently and brilliantly dissects the anguish behind the titular cliché.
New York Times - Elvis Mitchell
[González Iñáritu] is unashamed to immerse this tough-minded, episodic film noir in freshets of melodrama. Significantly, he knows the minute difference between being unashamed and being shameless, and because he knows how to keep things hopping....The picture begins with a car chase through the streets of a Mexican city; there's a bleeding dog in the back seat, which certainly sounds shameless. Like everything else in Amores, a film in which nothing is what it seems, this is the kind of genre touch that Mr. González Iñárritu expands into something far more haunting.
Washington Post - Desson Howe
As for the human element in Amores Perros...we're talking about an unforgettable rogues gallery of Mexico City characters, high and low, all of them linked by the strange, ineffable forces of fate and circumstance. All of them, in some way, are linked by dogs.... If at times, Amores Perros feels a little overwrought, not to mention brutal, its passionate conviction carries us through those moments.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
UPC:
0658149786424
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:33:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Production commentary; Deleted scenes; 2 featurettes; 3 music videos; Storyboards and photos; 2.0 French language track; 16 x 9 Widescreen; English, Spanish & French subtitles; Spanish 5.1 dolby digital

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Read More

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Octavio [8:36]
2. Money [7:47]
3. Dreams [5:39]
4. Selfish [4:29]
5. Business [6:09]
6. Passions [7:01]
7. Threat [7:25]
8. Alone [4:40]
9. Revenge [5:41]
10. Daniel y Valeria [6:50]
11. Scared [5:53]
12. Hole [6:18]
13. Anger [9:02]
14. Losses [4:39]
15. El Chivo y Maru [3:44]
16. Photos [6:38]
17. Wounds [4:43]
18. Plans [7:32]
19. Perception [7:00]
20. Enemies [6:37]
21. Choices [5:29]
22. Station [5:22]
23. Message [4:33]
24. End Credits [7:05]

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Amores Perros 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting and excellent film. I enjoyed all of it and they do a wonderful job fitting everything together. Definately recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is not good its the best in this genre of the so called 'foreign movies'. Its a pure work of art & superior movie making.The story line is full of twists and turns.Thre are 3 stories in one movie and when its comes together you are surely to applaud the movie's clever unobivious plot.Im glad that the dogs used in the fights were not actually harmed.Dont become too old or die without having seen this magnificent film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
IMDB briefyl outlines Amores Perros as a horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. This movie has an important place in the filmography of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and my collection. It has more than twenty festival awards including BAFTA- Best Film not in the English Language (2002), and BSFC-Best Foreign-Language Film (2001). I highly recommend this movie to understand Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s cinema language within the context of Latin Culture.
Kat-hy More than 1 year ago
I usually don't like to catagorize a movie, but this one is a movie the guys would like. It had a lot of action and plot turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago