Reviews

The Passion Within

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Troubled biopic of Spanish matador...

Filmed in 2006, this troubled biopic of Spanish matador ‘Manolete’ finally surfaced in Europe earlier this year to be the target of an organised boycott by animal activists.

Even if you’re fine watching bulls maimed for a baying crowd’s amusement, this turgid chronicle of its hero’s fated amour for a Mexican slattern (Penélope Cruz) would fail to impress, director Menno Meyjes (Max) apparently taking his cue from Adrien Brody’s doleful lead performance.

The lavish sun-drenched locations make for a visual feast, but chances are you’ll be snoring long before the goring.

Film Details

  • 12
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 23rd 2010
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