It wasn't a bad movie, it just didn't capture me. It is supposed to be a political movie, yet for a large portion of it seems like a "scary" movie. I think the actors and actresses did a good job on their roles, but likely I won't watch this a second time.
Based on a true story, when Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, facing international pressure, calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and constant scrutiny by the despot's watchmen, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.
The star power of Cate Blanchett (Robin Hood) and Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar) propels this luminous and intensely haunting motion picture from the acclaimed director of Run Lola Run. Philippa (Blanchett), a British teacher living in Turin, Italy, has watched helplessly as her husband and friends have fallen victim to drug overdoses. To compound her desperation, the police - who are complicit in the actions of Turin's biggest drug dealer - have completely ignored Philippa's repeated offers of information. So, with the unexpected help of a sympathetic police officer (Ribisi), Philippa feels she has nothing to lose by taking divine justice into her own hands. A probing exploration of the modern world and its moral choices, you'll be mesmerized by Philippa's transformation from grieving widow to wanted fugitive.
Francisco Leal (Banderas) is an on-the-edge photographer whose work with a beautiful magazine reporter (Connelly) uncovers a government's nightmare; a secret so deadly, the military will stop at nothing to eliminate them! Now, as they are thrown together into danger, and drawn closer by passion, they must risk everything for a chance at freedom! It's an exciting story of courage and compassion that's captivated critics and moviegoers everywhere!