MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 22,630 this week

Matinée (1977)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 81 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 2510 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
list image
M
a list of 3320 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 183 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 
a list of 8687 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 9 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Matinée" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Matinée (1977)

Matinée (1977) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Matinée.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Héctor Bonilla ...
Aquiles
Manuel Ojeda ...
Francisco
Rodolfo Chávez Martínez ...
Aaron
Armando Martin Martinez ...
Jorge
Narciso Busquets ...
Don Pablo
Marilú Elízaga ...
Don~a Herlinda
Farnesio de Bernal ...
Adolfo
César Bono ...
Virgilio
Ernesto Banuelos ...
Rolando
Evangelina Martínez ...
Don~a Carmen
Gaby Sosa ...
Carmelita
Magnolia Rivas ...
Ana Rosa
Marco Antonio del Prado ...
Agente policia
Emma Roldán ...
Duen~a Muebles
Fernando Pinkus ...
Chofer de Camion
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 1977 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Asalto en la basílica  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Robinson Crusoe (1954) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This is a curious coming-of-age movie like no other likely ever to be seen.
27 July 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Two young schoolboys in a Mexican town cut class to go to a matinee. They are caught, grounded and almost expelled by from their school. Later, they accompany a truck driver to Mexico City, one boy as a stowaway. Their truck is soon hi-jacked by a team of highway pirates, and the boys are well on their way to an adventure greater than anything they missed at the matinee.

But this is not a cuddly children's film. There is much humor, but only from unexpected circumstances. There is much more suspense, murder and tragic unraveling of character during the commissions of serious crimes leading to a major caper at Mexico's great shrine, the basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

MATINEE is a wonderfully conceived and orchestrated mixture of character revelation and story development. It unfolds with one surprise after another, leading to its violent and emotionally complex resolution, yet with a smooth flow of logic and believability at every step of the way.

At its ending, you will want to know: is this just a story? Could writer-director Jaime Humberto Hermosillo have made all this up; or is there some serious auto-biographical material in this film that, despite the presence of so many diverse and unusual story elements, helps account for its deep resonance of authenticity?

It is obvious that I have made a point of not revealing any specific story points or surprises that occur in MATINEE. If you have already seen MATINEE, then you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't seen it, I wouldn't want these comments to interfere in any way with the rich sense of discovery that viewing experience will have for you.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Matinée (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?