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      Argentina, 1985

      R Released Sep 30, 2022 2h 20m Drama List
      96% Tomatometer 72 Reviews 91% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Argentina, 1985 is a feature inspired by the true story of Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo and their young legal team of unlikely heroes in their David-vs-Goliath battle in which, under constant threat, they dared to prosecute Argentina's bloodiest military dictatorship against all odds and in a race against time to bring justice to the victims of the junta. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Justice is served in Argentina 1985, a crusading courtroom drama that shines a light on historically somber times with refreshing levity.

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      Namrata Joshi The New Indian Express My only grudge is that the English dubbed version leaves the film curiously disembodied, shorn of an all-out heft and impact. It would have packed in a wallop and been better heard, understood, and heeded if it spoke in its forceful original language... Mar 9, 2023 Full Review Keith Watson Slant Magazine Justice, Argentina, 1985 suggests, isn’t a destination but a constant process. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 18, 2022 Full Review Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News Director Santiago Mitre takes a non-fussy docudrama approach and it’s the right move. Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 4, 2022 Full Review Nicolás Medina Montevideo Portal / Latido Beat Argentina, 1985 is what it has to be, a functional story of an extremely important historical event for the world and for Latin American history, which manages to move all the necessary fibers in any human being. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 8/10 Dec 19, 2023 Full Review Bhuvanesh Chandar The Hindu Argentina’s Oscar entrant is a timely reminder of the spirit of democracy. Nov 16, 2023 Full Review Stephanie Bunbury Deadline Hollywood Daily It doesn’t only draw a line under the dictatorship, claiming Argentina for democracy, although it does that too. Above all, it is a bold declaration of the rights of human beings everywhere. It is also brilliant cinema. Sep 26, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Sue Very interesting true story, fine actors Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/16/22 Full Review Kevin M This true story follows a determined prosecutor and his young legal team as they prosecute Argentina’s military leadership for the persecution and torture they oversaw during the dictatorship of the late 70’s, early 80’s. Although this trial has been compared to the Nuremburg Trials in importance, I must admit, this was all new to me. In fact, it took me about an hour to figure out what was going on. My own ignorance to blame. The performances were brilliant and touching as they recount the atrocities committed during a turbulent time in that nation’s history. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/17/24 Full Review Nawt W Giving as little historical context as humanly possible, the movie expects you to nod along with a condensed string of sentimental stories from witnesses, while its main character gains more and more confidence that they can emerge victorious from this. The prevailing ambiance of the era at the time is confidently portrayed. The dialogue strikes a balance between humor and drama without diminishing either of those, and that's good news because the speeches in this movie are long yet poignant. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review Alec B Overlong but I like how it uses the legal thriller conventions in conjunction with real history. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/24 Full Review Carlo C Estupenda película sobre la transición de la dictadura militar a la democracia en Argentina, encuadrando la coyuntura en un juicio civil en qué se juzga a militares por las sangrientas acciones de las juntas durante este periodo de la historia argentina. Ricardo Darín como siempre destacada actuación dándole un plus al ya de por sí gran filme. Un must. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Laura S Viewer will probably benefit if they are somewhat familiar with the premise of the story, because going in cold, it was somewhat confusing. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Argentina, 1985 is a feature inspired by the true story of Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo and their young legal team of unlikely heroes in their David-vs-Goliath battle in which, under constant threat, they dared to prosecute Argentina's bloodiest military dictatorship against all odds and in a race against time to bring justice to the victims of the junta.
      Director
      Santiago Mitre
      Screenwriter
      Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinás
      Distributor
      Amazon Studios
      Production Co
      Amazon Studios, La Unión de los Ríos, Infinity Hill, Kenya Films
      Rating
      R (Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 30, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 21, 2022
      Runtime
      2h 20m
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