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White Elephant Review

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In Villa Virgen, the poverty-stricken and dangerous slum in Buenos Aires, two deeply respected Catholic priests take very different paths in their struggle against violence, corruption and injustice.

★★★★★

An impactful if dramatically conservative account of the efforts of priests Ricardo Darín and Jérémie Renier to minister to a Buenos Aires slum community in the face of gangland rivalries, police brutality and their own physical and psychological fragility.

There's a lot to think about - sacrifice, faith, poverty and much more - but it all feels too crammed into its running time, and is delivered in an uninspiring fashion.