Deep Crimson (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

Deep Crimson (1996)




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Movie Info

This offbeat Mexican comedy drama follows a pair of "Lonely Hearts" murderers as they approach the end of their career. Nicolas and Coral do not look like murderers or lovers. When Coral masquerades as Nicolas's sister, Nicolas begins milking old ladies of their fortunes, but Coral starts to get jealous.


Daniel Giménez Cacho
as Nicolas Estrella
Rosa Furman
as Mrs. Silberman
Patricia Reyes Spíndola
as The Widow Ruelas
Sherlyn Gonzales
as Teresa Fabre
Giovanni Florido
as Carlitos Fabre
Bianca Florido
as Mercedes Sanpedro
Rene Pereyra
as Policeman Iduarte
Álvaro Carcaño
as Home Run Motel Clerk
Fernando Soler
as Don Dimas
Gastón Melo
as Ticket Seller
Paco Mauri
as Post Office Clerk
Juan de la Loza
as Car Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Deep Crimson

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

This monstrous love story serves up film noir at its most darkly authentic: it plays for keeps.

March 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There were walk-outs when I saw the film; those who stay will not easily forget it.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Mexican director Arturo Ripstein applies his usual degree of cinematic imagination to the sordid tale,

March 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

After the last gasp, the question remains: Why have we subjected ourselves to this film? I can't answer that.

April 21, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a chilling tale by one of Mexico's most respected directors.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Deep Crimson

It's always interesting to see different versions of the same story to see what was changed, what remained, and if done well, they provide interesting insights into both films. Set in 1940s northern Mexico, this film re-tells the story of The Lonely Hearts Killers, a famous couple of murderers who made victims of lonely and wealthy widows in the USA. Regina Orozco delivers a loathsome, densely disturbing performance and Cacho is believable as a grifter with certain "issues". Both come together to create a most pathetic couple touring the Mexican countryside. The cinematography and musical score add just the right touch. Photobucket

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

an obese nurse meets a balding lothario and they form an obsessive relationship based on their mutual insecurities. a beautifully done mexican adaptation of the lonely hearts murder case of the 1940's with some truly haunting scenes and a lovely score

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


goes from black humor to total disgust with the couple; and the camera moves make the sets look artificial

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

Super Reviewer

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