IMDb Top 250: #208 Amores Perros

Amores Perros (2000)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga (as Guillermo Arriaga Jordán)
Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo

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.

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What is Pulp Fiction to Tarantino, that’s what Amores Perros is to Iñárritu. Yes, it is that good.

Yes, it is a rather depressing story. It is complicated in a certain way. It does not entertain, neither does make you feel better.

But this is great goddamn storytelling, and brilliantly directed.

Well worth watching, well worth its place in this ranking.

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