Finally saw the full length 3 part version. The 2 1/2 hour theatrical cut was quite good but this 5 hour plus cut is truly one hell of an achievement. Edgar Ramirez perfectly captures the complexity of Ilich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos. Assayas rises to new heights here as a director perfectly capturing the time periods with a masterful script, fine editing and guiding remarkable performances. Great use of music.
Édgar Ramírez gives a tour de force performance as the young Ilich Ramírez Sanchez in Olivier Assayas biopic capturing Seventies swagger and style. Carlos is an imaginative retelling of events that propelled Sanchez to an international stage of intrigue and mystery from his reign of terror and evasive outlaw status. Although Assayas embellishes a romantic profile to Carlos, his narrative remains freshly energetic.