From the acclaimed director of IRMA VEP and SUMMER HOURS, Olivier Assayas, comes an explosive new work of astonishing scope; an epic portrayal of the notorious revolutionary and terrorist, CARLOS(played by Edgar Ramirez in the breakthrough performance of the year). A sensational hit of the Cannes and Telluride Film Festivals, CARLOS is a exciting, sexy, globe-spanning ride through the life of one of the most enigmatic, violent and fascinating personas of the 20th century. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, for two decades, was one of the most wanted terrorists on the planet. Between 1974 and 1994, he lived several lives under various pseudonyms, weaving his way through the complexities of international politics of the period. Known to the world as Carlos the Jackal, his resume of violent revolutionary acts led to notoriety of the most extreme kind.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
It's a subtle, ultimately staggering portrayal of a bloody-minded ideologue who convinced only himself.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 10.28.2010
It is one of the best pictures of the year.David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle, 11.04.2010
Shot by shot, scene by scene, it's a fluid and enthralling piece of work. I wasn't bored for a millisecond.David Edelstein, New York Magazine, 10.10.2010
The length of the scene ties in to the unhurried, forensic calm of Carlos as a whole.Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 10.22.2010