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Carlos

Edgar Ramirez

Directed by Olivier Assayas
Rolling Stone: star rating
5 3.5
Community: star rating
5 3.5 0
October 14, 2010

Played by the brilliant Edgar Ramírez, Carlos, known as "Carlos the Jackal," is a Venezuelan terrorist now serving a life sentence in France for a reign of terror he began in the 1970s. Directed by Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours), the movie crawls hypnotically into the skin of this global assassin and astonishes you with its brazenly violent and sexual audacity. It's a dynamite movie, and you can see it in the full 330-minute version or the 140-minute cut. Either way, see it. It'll knock you sideways.

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