Critic Review -

Unwatchable without Javier Bardem's affecting, devastatingly committed performance, Biutiful plunges the viewer into a shapeless, sprawling character study that functions as nothing less than a punishing reminder of how rotten the universe can be.

June 21, 2011 Full Review Source: | Comments (3)


Coach McGuirk

Desmond Hume

I'm sorry, I didn't realize that just because a movie is depressing, that automatically renders it rotten. GTFO.

Jul 19 - 01:31 PM

William J.

William Johnsten

Not everybody in the world has the same opinion as you do


Dec 8 - 07:11 AM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

But it's Bardem's performance that makes it very watchable. And Bardem is the main character after all.

I imagine Aaron Yap would say the same about Akira Kurosawa's "Ikiru," which was an obvious influence and inspiration for this modern take on the same idea.

If the critic didn't notice, one of the companies behind "Biutiful" is Ikiru Films. That's no coincidence.

Nov 23 - 04:36 PM

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