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.
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
Not everybody in the world has the same opinion as you do
Dec 8 - 07:11 AM
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