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The Liberator (2014)

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LIBERTADOR - THE LIBERATOR journeys through the impassioned struggle of Simón Bolívar's (Édgar Ramírez) fight for independence in Latin America from Spain and his vision of a united South American nation. (c) Official Site

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Cast

Edgar Ramirez
as Simón Bolívar
Iwan Rheon
as Lt. Daniel O'Leary
Imanol Arias
as Monteverde
Juana Acosta
as Manuelita
María Valverde
as Maria Teresa del Toro
Danny Huston
as Martin Torkington
Gary Lewis
as Colonel Rooke (Irish Brigade)
Erich Wildpret
as Antonio José de Sucre
Andres Gertrudix
as Prince Ferdinand of Spain
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Critic Reviews for The Liberator

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"The Liberator" shoehorns the epic life of early 19th-century South American revolutionary Simón Bolivar into two hours of intermittently powerful cinema.

October 3, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Simple enough for audiences who know nothing about Bolívar, poetic enough for those who grew up reading about El Libertador in school books.

October 2, 2014 | Full Review…

Arvelo, a Venezuelan like Bolivar, touches many of the essential bases in Bolivar's story. But, perhaps inevitably, he is only able to achieve little more than mere touches.

October 2, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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 Bolívar's impassioned rhetoric.

October 2, 2014 | Full Review…

How disappointing that a movie about challenging authority should be such a slave to convention.

October 2, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Without sufficient context, the films swirls grandly but without making much meaning.

October 2, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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