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The Liberator

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THE LIBERATOR Édgar Ramírez
Teresa Isasi

The Liberator

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
119 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/03/14
performer:
Imanol Arias, Edgar Ramirez, Maria Valverde
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Venezuelan revolutionary Simón Bolívar greatly admired George Washington, but Timothy J. Sexton and Alberto Arvelo, the writer and the director of this Bolívar biopic, didn’t learn much from Lincoln. Inadvisedly, they attempt to cram three decades of turmoil into a svelte two hours, though few figures lend themselves less to a greatest-hits compilation than Latin America’s noblest military leader. Édgar Ramírez (Carlos) delivers Bolívar’s fight-the-power speeches with an intense virility. While charismatic, he can’t liberate the script, which, unlike the best historical epics, never soars out of its own century. C+