Carlos: Special Roadshow Edition

Carlos: Special Roadshow Edition movie poster
MPAA rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Ann Hornaday's take: An ambitious, 5-1/2-hour cinematic event -- played in its entirety at AFI Silver Theatre -- featuring an astonishing breakout lead performance.
The story: Ilich Ramirez Sanchez ("Carlos the Jackal") goes from passionate Marxist to cynical mercenary in the course of this sprawling biopic about his life.
Starring: Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Beyer, Anna Thalbach, Susanne Wuest, Christoph Bach, Julia Hummer, Udo Samel, Farid Elouardi, Nora von Waldstätten, Alexander Scheer
Director: Olivier Assayas
Running time: 5:19
Release: Opened Nov 24, 2010