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Year
1993
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Guillermo del Toro
Genre
Horror
Rating *
6.7
Votes *
18,507
Checks
4,325
Favs
171
Dislikes
47
Favs/checks
4.0% (1:25)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. juanittomx's avatar

    juanittomx

    Why this film is too short! and all the Bollywood last 3 hours :( .. quality not quantity :) love it! 7 years 10 months ago
  2. scronkey's avatar

    scronkey

    Great film.

    The larger budgets seen in Guillermo del Toro's more recent films do not deliver the justice he deserves, given the stamp this movie has in his back catalogue.

    Great pace, sound, story and delivery - unique without feeling locked into the era it was made.
    5 years 10 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Guillermo del Toro's first film, Cronos, is like a Warehouse 13 episode in which the agents never show up. It's also a neat little vampire movie that never uses the word and so, transcends the genre. It's about an antiques dealer who finds a device that gives the user immortality and how it affects his family (his wife and granddaughter). Obviously, there's an old millionaire who wants it for himself and who sends his American nephew, played with great humor by Ron Perlman, to acquire it. The film stands on its own, but may be most interesting to del Toro fans because it is practically the blueprint for all that is to come - the merging of the supernatural with religious themes, the quirky characters that elevate the material beyond the genre formula, the humanized monsters and monstrous humanity, and the threat to family. 6 years 5 months ago
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In 5 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #39 in Ariel Award - Best Mexican Film
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  2. This movie ranks #183 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  3. This movie ranks #209 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  4. This movie ranks #310 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #631 in The Criterion Collection
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