The LiberatorHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Simón Bolívar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered - it liberated.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 21
- Fresh: 8
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: As if the film's ostentatious aerial vistas, merely functional scene-writing and score weren't distracting enough, Mr. Sexton's dialogue freezes dead any simulation of the period with tone-deaf lines amid Bolivar's impassioned rhetoric.
Rotten: Well mounted and cast, The Liberator has all the right surface attributes yet never quite transcends its solid, slightly impersonal professionalism.
Fresh: Simple enough for audiences who know nothing about Bolivar, poetic enough for those who grew up reading about El Libertador in school books.
Rotten: Speaking mainly in slogans, Ramirez never manages to find Bolivar's humanity.
I love this movie, the historical details, the way they tell the story definitely a must have
It is also a rarity: an epic-historical movie about the American revolution without any mention of the U.S! Yes, In reality, America is composed of 34 other countries (completely underrepresented in films) in a vast territory that actually have a rich history of resistance against foreign powers and a powerful cultural identity, often simplified. This is just enough to see the film. In addition:great cinematography and acting as well as a historical accuracy that balance the script that could had been more developed. It is also great to see challenges to dogmatic visions of history around Bolivar. This might ultimately reflect the origins of the political inheritance that is still the biggest challenge for America (again, without any mention of US).
I grew up in Venezuela and so badly wanted to like this film, but it just never delivered. Did like the cinematography and the score…the rest is just “ok"