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May God Save Us

2015 2h 7m Mystery & Thriller List
100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 86% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Two police inspectors in Madrid take on a case involving a prolific serial killer, as city officials make their preparations for a scheduled papal visit. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Alberto Abuín Espinof One of those films with well assimilated influences and a universe of its own. Sorogoyen has managed to overcome the blissful, and annoying tag "doesn't look Spanish". [Full review in Spanish] Mar 7, 2017 Full Review Ignacio Navarro El antepenúltimo mohicano Thanks to a careful combination of technical and aesthetic elements, an archetypal police plot develops as had not been seen before. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Nov 15, 2016 Full Review Mikel Zorrilla Espinof An exciting approach to Spanish thrillers, where its protagonists really stand out. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 10, 2016 Full Review Carlos Marañón Cinemanía (Spain) A pure and asphyxiating thriller that portrays Madrid as a stifling and tormented city. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 4/5 Nov 10, 2016 Full Review Javier Ocaña El Pais (Spain) A magnificent film and an ethical portrait of a collective; a time of loneliness and bitterness, violence, filth and moral decrepitude. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 10, 2016 Full Review Quim Casas Sensacine A sordid tale that resembles many noir classic films from the forties and fifties, where its protagonists are police partners based on the duality of buddy movies but without the comedy. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 10, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Late R Co-writer and director Rodrigo Sorogoyen has created something interesting and gripping by taking your typical buddy-cop film and turning most of what you'd expect from the genre on its head. Sordid and brutal, ‘May God Save Us' is a slick serial-killer chase through the streets of Madrid like it's rarely portrayed, but the film really rises on the strength of its main characters who are complex and far from perfect, all suffering in their own ways. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/30/21 Full Review Audience Member La Isla Máxima. SIN MIERDAS Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member During the scorching summer of 2011 in bustling central Madrid and in the background of the imminent Papal visit, the metropolis pulsates with anticipation while thousands of pilgrims flock to the capital. However, in the bowels of the city, there is something sinister going on, as it seems that a string of sex-related homicides have been taking place under the nose of the police, nurturing a scandal that no one wants to break out. Under those circumstances, two investigators, the brilliant, yet eccentric Luis Velarde (Antonio de la Torre) and the hot-headed loose cannon Javier Alfaro (Roberto Álamo) must track down the sadistic and methodical serial killer in total secrecy. But to catch a killer, one must first keep his own demons at bay... "May God Save Us" or "Que Dios nos perdone" is an ok spanish dialogue driven gritty serial killer thriller. We get good acting (Antonio de la Torre is always a safe bet, but also an actor we have seen in a bit too many Spanish films), but the film is weaker in some of the dramatic scenes and in the dialogue in my opinion. It´s jumpy in the editing and scenes at times as well. Even if the film is a bit frantic, suspenseful and well directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, there´s nothing that really stands out in the screenplay or story. "May God Save Us" is ok and not much more. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent film, blissfully free of overpowering music and special effects. However, can someone explain how the killer was tracked down after three years? I think the clue is in the detective's comment when he picks up the book ftom the dashboard and says something like 'you've no idea how long it takes to put together a collection like this', meaning it was dogged police work. Need to know! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review nefasto r Está hecho bien, pero me pareció un largo episodio de mentes criminales y poco mas de eso. Es mas sobre el carácter de los dos protagonistas que sobre el crimen. Tiene sus momentos, pero dos horas se hacen bastate largas. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Malgré une histoire un brin sordide qui n'est pas sans rappeler les "films noirs" des années 40-50 , Que Dios Nos Pardone est un thriller très efficace même si le rythme est un peu lent. Un autre très bon coup du cinéma espagnol. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Two police inspectors in Madrid take on a case involving a prolific serial killer, as city officials make their preparations for a scheduled papal visit.
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Mercedes Gamero, Gerardo Herrero, Mikel Lejarza
Isabel Peña, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Production Co
Tornasol Films S.A., Antena 3 Films
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Spanish (Spain)
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 5, 2017
2h 7m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital