Amores Perros

Lists: Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Three interconnected stories about the different strata of life in Mexico City all resolve with a fatal car accident. Octavio is trying to raise enough money to run away with his sister-in-law, and decides to enter his dog Cofi into the world of dogfighting. After a dogfight goes bad, Octavio flees in his car, running a red light and causing the accident. Daniel and Valeria's new-found bliss is prematurely ended when she loses her leg in the accident. El Chivo is a homeless man who cares for stray dogs and is there to witness the collision. Amores Perros is the first film in Iñárritu's "Death Trilogy"."

Overall Ranking: 181 (Rank from 2000: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Josh of Classicblanca100
David Baruffi97
Thomas Pollock90
Warning Sign80(full review)
Dan O'Neill75(full review)

People Involved

  • Gael García Bernal (Octavio)
  • Vanessa Bauche (Susana)
  • Goya Toledo (Valeria)
  • Alvaro Guerrero (Daniel)
  • Emilio Echevarría (El Chivo)
  • Jorge Salinas (Luis)
  • Rodrigo Murray (Gustavo)
  • Humberto Busto (Jorge)
  • Gerardo Campbell (Mauricio)
  • Rosa María Bianchi (Tía Luisa)
  • Dunia Saldívar (Mama Susana)
  • Adriana Barraza (Mama Octavio)
  • José Sefami (Leonardo)
  • Lourdes Echevarría (Maru)
  • Marco Pérez (Ramiro)
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu (Director)