Review of Amores Perros

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Amores PerrosRating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆


Amores Perros is Spanish for “Love’s a Bitch, roughly, and follows a few interlocking stories about family, death, and dog fighting. The film is tied together by a car accident. For example, the victim is a woman who becomes paralyzed, the one who crashed into her is a boy in love with a girl he can’t have and makes money dogfighting is prize pet. The last story follows a vagrant, a homeless man who is as crazy as he is awesome. In essence, it is the car accident that begins the story and closes it, but it is how the characters came to the situation as well as how they deal with the reprecussions that makes this film. Charming is not quite the word I would use, as the events depicted are depressing and ruthless. Yet it is a punch in the stomach well deserved. Viewers need a good hit to shack them from the monotony and come to, possibly, realize what life is all about REALLY. Not bad for a cult film.

Reason to Watch

Well the movie certainly won’t cheer you up, bt its sheer rawness and gritty character depictions is worthy of watching. the structure of te film is also very unique and enthralling.


Amores Perros is gritty, undoubtedly depressing, and builds sympathy for characters you outright should hate. Not every film can be Toy Story 2

Most Memorable Quote(s)
  • Susana: You and your plans. You know what my grandmother used to say? If you want to make God laugh… tell Him your plans. 
  • El Chivo: At the time, I thought there were more important things than being with you and your mom. I wanted to set the world right, and then share it with you. I failed, as you can see. 
What You Need to Get Through This Movie

A tissuebox, not for um..anything sexual, but for your waterfall of inevitable tears

  • A disclaimer stating that no animals were harmed in the making of the movie comes at the beginning instead of being buried in the credits. There are many depictions of animal violence, particularly around dogs
  • “Negro”, the name “El Chivo” picks for his dog at the end of the movie is also the well-known nickname for the film’s director, Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • This is considered part one of  Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s “death trilogy,” followed by 21 Grams and Babel starring Brad Pitt.
Educational Content

All female gangs are the toughest, don’t pretend they aren’t

Justification for Rating

The Warriors has some classic bad vs. bad vs. morally gray stories played out in an arena called New York City. It’s fresh, new- a 6 rating.



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