Drama | English | 113 minutes


From 1810 to 1821, the peasants (called campesinos) following the leadership of Emiliano Zapata, fight the corrupt government and its president, Porfirio Diaz. The peasants want independence and are also fighting hard to force Diaz to return the land he has stolen. Diaz is overthrown but his successor is no better. After Zapata is murdered, the campesinos vow to continue the fight for justice, no matter what it will take or the blood to be shed.

Marlon Brando (Emiliano Zapata) / Anthony Quinn (Eufemio Zapata)
Why Stream This Film?
Former Senator John McCain listed Via Zapata as his favorite film of all time.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 58%
  • Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Actor (Marlon Brando); Winner, Best Supporrting Actor (Anthony Quinn)
  • Cannes Film Festival: Winner, Best Actor (Marlon Brando)
  • Directors Guild of America: Nominated, Best Directorial Achievement ( Elia Kazan)
” A vibrant film about a Mexican peasant’s rise to a position of leadership and power.” 
Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide

“This portrait of the revolutionist Emiliano Zapata throbs with a rare vitality. It’s a masterful picture of a nation in painful torment.”
Bosley Crowther

The New York Times

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