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21 Grams Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
August 26, 2010
Thought-provoking film not for tweens/young teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
A highly emotional, thought provoking drama that easily lives up to the hype, 21 Grams is a film that has all of its bases covered: script, acting and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
April 18, 2009
"21 Grams" commands a running discourse that runs as a constant thematic thread through all of humanity. The movie delivers life as a floating mysterious entity that we all share. It's very few films that achieve anything remotely close.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 5, 2008
Une oeuvre d'une rare intensité dramatique qui n'a aucunement besoin de suivre un cheminement narratif classique pour susciter une vive réaction chez le spectateur
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
The structure simply doesn't let any of the characters build an arc of growth or despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
The story never grabbed me, and the jumps in narrative time seemed arbitrary, soon becoming a distressing obstacle rather than a narrative lynchpin. Not as good as it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
The performances, by and large, outweigh the film's unnecessary metaphorical gunk.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 16, 2004
Quel est le poids de l'amour, de la vengeance et de la culpabilité? À vous de le découvrir.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... a hurricane of melodrama and implausibly accelerating crises that seem orchestrated merely to turn up the intensity. ... At 125 minutes, [it] feels more like 240.
| Original Score: C
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
September 30, 2004
21 Grams thrashes wildly...exhorting us to feel something. Apart from the fleeting satisfaction of its structural parlor game, I felt little...save exhausted boredom.
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 13, 2004
Absorbs you and dissects its tale of life, death, and re-birth with inventive force.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Utichi
July 20, 2004
21 Grams achieves its objectives and, despite its flaws, is thoroughly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
March 31, 2004
21 Grams...is intelligent, well-written, and told with a unique style, and it features some of the best acting presently available.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
March 16, 2004
its boldly atomised narrative, its labyrinthine circularity and its no-nonsense performances make 21 Grams... well worth the weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nev Pierce
March 16, 2004
A bleak, rather obvious melodrama disguised by a tricksy, time-splicing structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 11, 2004
[O]ne of those rare pure examples of the highest form of collaborative art ... It is as sweet and hurtful as life itself.
Full Review| Original Score: A+
Brian Mckay
February 21, 2004
Could stand to lose at least 21 minutes-the film implodes under the somber weight of its own pretentiousness
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 15, 2004
Uno sabe que está ante un gran director cuando para conmovernos no hace falta más que un excelente grupo de actores, una cámara y una buena historia.
Rob Blackwelder
February 3, 2004
A non-linear, emotionally escalating collage of three lives on a tragic collision course, the film is blessed with innovative storytelling and raw, stellar performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 23, 2004
The movie becomes a mosaic of moments... the cinematic equal of Rubik's Cube
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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