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The Galindez File

Released Sep 8, 2003 2h 6m Mystery & Thriller Drama List
Reviews 25% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Doctoral student Muriel Colbert (Saffron Burrows) travels to Spain to research the strange case of Galindez (Eduard Fernández), a Basque independence activist and professor who was later kidnapped. As she tries to unravel the mystery of his U.S. disappearance, she crosses paths with CIA agent Edward Robards (Harvey Keitel) and a local (Reynaldo Miravalles) who may know something. Aiding her in these increasingly risky efforts is her Spanish boyfriend, Ricardo (Guillermo Toledo). Read More Read Less

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David Walsh World Socialist Web Site The film is useful for pointing out not merely the complicity of American intelligence in the crimes of the Trujillo gangster regime ... but the agency's unhesitating readiness to liquidate US citizens who threaten its operations Feb 16, 2021 Full Review Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews What could have been a dynamic political thriller is, at best, a mildly interesting story that never gets beyond two dimensions. Rated: D+ Nov 10, 2003 Full Review Laura Clifford Reeling Reviews There is no mystery -- everyone seems to pretty much know what happened to Galindez, yet they keep trying to find out. Rated: D+ Nov 4, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Good acting performances, but a plot very hard to get into. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was ok. I didn't like the ending though. Interesting movie about some spanish guy named Jesus Galindez who is in politics and mysteriously gets kidnapped and killed. Then there is this lady professor who is doing research on him to find out what exactly happened to him-what lead to his death. 6/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Excelente pelicula, relata una historial real, que todavia se tiene sin resolver. Existen excelentes obras cinematograficas mas alla del mundo hollywodense. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Really intense, suspenseful.... overall good. I did, however, think that Saffron Burrows blew as the main character. As a result, it did drag in some places. Penelope Cruz would have been better. Nonetheless, if you like suspense with a bit of gore... this is your kind of movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Another movie in the RT database twice, so figured I should write a review for both. I did not think this movie was ever going to end. It is slow, painfully boring and very uninvolving. The cast does well, but they aren't good enough to salvage this stinker. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Prometía mucho la última película de Gerardo Herrero: una trama interesante, un thriller con posibles tintes políticos, un gran reparto, un equipo técnico de lujo... Pero las esperanzas se desvanecen al poco rato, ya que lo que podría haber sido una más que digna cinta, se convierte en un film aburrido, lento y pesado. Las subtramas acaban eclipsando a la trama principal, y en ningún momento se llega a saber lo que pasó, o lo que el director cree que pasó. Sólo vagas conjeturas... Los personajes son planos, sin ningún interés, a pesar que los actores hacen todo lo posible por evitarlo. En definitiva, una película muy mala. Un saludo! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Doctoral student Muriel Colbert (Saffron Burrows) travels to Spain to research the strange case of Galindez (Eduard Fernández), a Basque independence activist and professor who was later kidnapped. As she tries to unravel the mystery of his U.S. disappearance, she crosses paths with CIA agent Edward Robards (Harvey Keitel) and a local (Reynaldo Miravalles) who may know something. Aiding her in these increasingly risky efforts is her Spanish boyfriend, Ricardo (Guillermo Toledo).
Director
Gerardo Herrero
Producer
Gerardo Herrero, Javier López Blanco, Teddy Villalba
Screenwriter
Ángeles González Sinde, Luis Marías
Distributor
Alta Classics S.L. Unipersonal
Production Co
DMVB Films, Tornasol Films S.A.
Genre
Mystery & Thriller, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 8, 2003, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
May 22, 2017
Runtime
2h 6m