Thought-provoking film not for tweens/young teens.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
"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.
| Original Score: A-
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
| Original Score: 8/10
The structure simply doesn't let any of the characters build an arc of growth or despair.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: C+
The performances, by and large, outweigh the film's unnecessary metaphorical gunk.
| Original Score: B
Quel est le poids de l'amour, de la vengeance et de la culpabilité? À vous de le découvrir.
... 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
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
Absorbs you and dissects its tale of life, death, and re-birth with inventive force.
21 Grams achieves its objectives and, despite its flaws, is thoroughly entertaining.
| Original Score: 82/100
21 Grams...is intelligent, well-written, and told with a unique style, and it features some of the best acting presently available.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
its boldly atomised narrative, its labyrinthine circularity and its no-nonsense performances make 21 Grams... well worth the weight.
A bleak, rather obvious melodrama disguised by a tricksy, time-splicing structure.
[O]ne of those rare pure examples of the highest form of collaborative art ... It is as sweet and hurtful as life itself.
| Original Score: A+
Could stand to lose at least 21 minutes-the film implodes under the somber weight of its own pretentiousness
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.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
The movie becomes a mosaic of moments... the cinematic equal of Rubik's Cube
| Original Score: 3.5/4