About the Movie
Antonio Barrera is the most gored bullfighter in modern history, and known to perform with total abandonment. He’s been gored twenty three times, an unusually high number that includes seventeen surgeries, countless broken bones and many scars. Now with a family to consider, a body that won’t hold up and a lack of interest from promoters, Barrera has decided to retire. Before his last bullfight, he is conflicted. After taking such a beating all his life, he dreams of staying alive for his family. Yet he still fantasizes of becoming a well-known bullfighter, a dream that he and his father shared, and to do that he feels he must sacrifice himself to the bulls. Will he survive his final performance?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 8
- Fresh: 6
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It's rather hard to feel wholly sympathetic towards the quixotic bullfighter who at one point declares, "I've never had a relationship, even with a woman, as intimate as the one I have with a bull."
Fresh: Trivedi and Naqvi put together this multi-tentacled story using a daunting variety of footage, news reports and archival film mixed with interviews. It paints an extremely grim picture.
Fresh: Fascinating and oddly inspiring, Gored is too focused on Barrera the myth to ever really focus on Barrera the man.
Fresh: A fascinating portrait of a man some would call driven, and others may call psychotic.
what a story!
I was fascinated from start to finish.
beautifully shot and crafted.
This is a beautiful and colorful cinematic look at an old world and vanishing artful practice. It is also a glimpse into the psychological life of a man who dares death regularly and leaves us wondering how he will cope with a future dulled by lack of adrenaline.