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      Deep Crimson

      Released Oct 6, 1997 1h 50m Crime Drama List
      80% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 80% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Coral (Regina Orozco) is a lonely nurse who is desperate for love. She finds it in Nicolas (Daniel Giménez Cacho), a mysterious drifter who is known for using women to get what he wants. Nicolas doesn't love Coral, but he happily lets her think he does so he can use her as part of his con. Working together, the two travel the country, finding lonely, rich women for Nicolas to seduce, rob and eventually murder. The film is based on the shocking true story of "The Lonely Hearts Killers." Read More Read Less

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      David Ansen Newsweek This monstrous love story serves up film noir at its most darkly authentic: it plays for keeps. Mar 5, 2018 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times There were walk-outs when I saw the film; those who stay will not easily forget it. Rated: 3.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor Mexican director Arturo Ripstein applies his usual degree of cinematic imagination to the sordid tale, Rated: 2/4 Mar 28, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 4/5 Jun 26, 2005 Full Review Keith Breese Filmcritic.com After the last gasp, the question remains: Why have we subjected ourselves to this film? I can't answer that. Rated: 3/5 Apr 21, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      dave s Arturo Ripstein's Deep Crimson is a darkly amusing and visually impressive examination of sociopathic behavior. Coral (Regina Orozco) is the delusional mother of two young children who spends her days dreaming of romance. Nicholas (Daniel Gimenez Cacho) is a hustler, stealing from women who hope to date him. After the two meet, they eventually embark on a journey of theft and murder. Despite the fact that their nebulous relationship always feels a bit vague, their killing spree is both horrific and fascinating. The film is beautiful to look at - the sepia tone appearance allows the audience to almost feel the heat and taste the dust – and is aided by nimble camerawork, similar to the constantly probing lens of a Scorsese film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Ripstein remarkable movie about real life based serial killers goes deeper than any Hollywood version of it, from The Honeymoon Killers to Natural Born Killers. Deep Crimson shows a unique understanding and profound love connection between two unlikeable characters. You're supposed to hate Nicolas and Coral, but instead you actually feel their own frustrations and understand their actions. With a splendid brief performance by Julieta Egurrola, wonderful art direction, music and top notch acting by Giménez Cacho and Regina Orozco, this is the movie that should've won the Oscar for Foreign Movie in 1997. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member See The Honeymoon Killers instead. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A sick and twisted love story. Gem of modern Mexican cinema. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member La película más accesible de Ripstein, da una versión muy interesante del "amor"... Regina Orozco, genial. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic cinematography and fascinating, but unsympathetic, characters. It oddly manages to use a lot of facts about the actual Lonely Hearts murderers from the US while creating a fictional account staged in Mexico. An interesting, mad love thriller with so screwed up they could be real main characters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Coral (Regina Orozco) is a lonely nurse who is desperate for love. She finds it in Nicolas (Daniel Giménez Cacho), a mysterious drifter who is known for using women to get what he wants. Nicolas doesn't love Coral, but he happily lets her think he does so he can use her as part of his con. Working together, the two travel the country, finding lonely, rich women for Nicolas to seduce, rob and eventually murder. The film is based on the shocking true story of "The Lonely Hearts Killers."
      Director
      Arturo Ripstein
      Producer
      Pablo Barbachano, Marin Karmitz, José María Morales, Miguel Necoechea Jr.
      Screenwriter
      Paz Alicia Garciadiego
      Distributor
      New Yorker Films
      Production Co
      Wanda Films S.L.
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 6, 1997, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 9, 2005
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.1K
      Runtime
      1h 50m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm
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