• 21 Grams
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    Added: May 9, 2008


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21 Grams Reviews

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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August 7, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Challenges and provokes in unexpected ways.

| Original Score: 4/4

December 26, 2003
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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[An]uncommonly ambitious, superbly acted, frustratingly flawed drama.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

December 26, 2003
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Establishes [Inarritu] as a major cinematic force.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: A+

December 26, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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You won't soon forget the world that Gonzalez Inarritu creates.

| Original Score: B+

December 26, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Fascinating because of the way the story is told -- and because of the existential issues that it forces you to consider.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

December 26, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The performances, the way Inarritu deconstructs and reconstructs the narrative, the grainy, gritty feel and look, all lead to the rare sort of experience that only a truly great film can offer.

| Original Score: A+

December 25, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This is a mesmerizing film that is the work of genius.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

December 25, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Every year needs a challenging masterwork, a movie that defies filmmaking convention and leaves an indelible mark on the collective psyche.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 25, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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One of the most riveting and moving experiences of the year, a movie of aching soulfulness and transforming power.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 4/4

December 25, 2003
David Edelstein
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Is the strategy to make you work so hard to determine where you are in the timeline that you overlook what a dreary and conventional little soap opera this is?

Full Review Source: Slate

November 29, 2003
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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This is cinematic storytelling of a very high order, and the clear work of a moviemaker who has almost instantly established himself as a force to be reckoned with.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/5

November 28, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Though not depressing, because nothing this good is, the film is haunting -- a walk on the razor's edge between life and death.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 28, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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If not for its show-offy back-and- forthing of time, the movie would be a banal, pointlessly depressing exercise.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 26, 2003
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Tough, smart, relentless, provocative and, above all, serious.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 26, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Watching it is a wrenching experience; the usual layers of distance between actors and audience are stripped away, and we not only watch their anguish, but become part of it.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 26, 2003
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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Inarritu and Arriaga's first English-language film doesn't approach the brilliance of Amores Perros, but it succeeds on a more modest scale.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 26, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It grips us, moves us, astonishes us.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 26, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A capital-M movie, and the most flagrant kind: Heavy emotion, heavy style, and lite philosophy converge and choke us with meaning.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 26, 2003
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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This may be the most brilliantly made movie of the year. But you don't enjoy 21 Grams, you recover from it.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 4/4

November 25, 2003
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Boasts so many moments of sublime acting that it's hard to know where to start.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

November 25, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Confounded my high expectations by being much too depressing for my taste.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 25, 2003
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Blessed with one of the strongest casts of any American movie this year, this bravura film, with its radical structure, is full of risk and reward.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 25, 2003
Andrew O'Hehir
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Watching Penn and Del Toro (and, to a lesser extent, the actually young and actually beautiful Watts) navigate the recesses of these damaged, ambivalent characters ... is pretty much worth the price of admission.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 22, 2003
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A good movie which just misses being great.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

November 21, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Using the structure of Amores Perros, Inarritu takes his complex tale of hope and redemption and breaks it into a mosaic of emotional tiles that add up to more than the whole.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/4

November 21, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The title refers to the weight -- perhaps the soul -- the body is said to lose at the precise moment of death. But 21 Grams has no shortage of soul, wit or intelligence.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 21, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Unstintingly explores and exposes excruciating pain, raw grief, ruinous vengeance and life-affirming resilience, creating human portraits that are uncommonly exhilarating in their honesty.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 4/4

November 20, 2003
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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Watts, Penn and Del Toro have all been brilliant before, and if we're lucky, they will all be brilliant again. But to watch these three -- working alone and in tandem -- is to experience the strange, at times frightening alchemy of screen acting.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 20, 2003
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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A movie that wallows so profoundly in its own misery that watching it is like atoning for some sin you didn't commit.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 20, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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You won't see more explosive acting this year.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 20, 2003
Gene Seymour
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The three leads are superb, as are Melissa Leo and Charlotte Gainsbourg in supporting roles.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

November 20, 2003
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Watts, who has the most difficult scenes, is splendidly mercurial; what's surprising is that those professional storm clouds Penn and Del Toro are here as powerfully restrained as she is electrifying.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 18, 2003
James Berardinelli
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It's one of those motion pictures that haunts your thoughts and won't let go.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

November 18, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This film has great performances all around, especially from Naomi Watts in maybe her best role yet.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

November 17, 2003
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It's a startlingly crafted movie, with several extraordinary performances.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

November 12, 2003
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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You won't come out unaffected, because the depths of intimacy that the Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu plumbs here are so rarely touched by filmmakers that 21 Grams is tantamount to the discovery of a new country.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

October 28, 2003
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A sad movie about the irony of inescapable destiny, it left me captivated and trembling.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 8, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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This movie knocks you out with an astonishing blend of hyper-realism, visual complexity and powerful themes.

September 10, 2003
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