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The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) Reviews

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

May 13, 2009
David Ansen
Newsweek
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November 1, 2007

Time Out
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February 9, 2006

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Bardem is simply astounding as Sampedro.

| Original Score: B+

March 4, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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If ever there was a film that deserved to get the proverbial bump from Oscar, this is it. Rarely has any film so focused on death felt so vibrantly alive.

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

March 4, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 18, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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For whatever reason, it's an injustice that Bardem was not nominated for best actor.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 17, 2005
Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Bardem's Ramón is such a vital life force, it's all the more bittersweet to watch him fight to leave a world that would be much emptier and sadder without him in it.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

February 17, 2005
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Ultimately, this is one man's story, told with great empathy, and Amenábar deserves great credit for lifting the film above the soap-opera sentimentality into which it could have easily fallen.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 4, 2005
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Amenábar shows us the aching depth of Sampedro's loss and makes his most eloquent statement on behalf of a man who only wanted control of his destiny.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

February 4, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Bardem's performance is the movie.

| Original Score: B

February 4, 2005
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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In death is found a profound argument for life.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 4, 2005
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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A gorgeous film.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

February 3, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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This entire project easily could have turned into a weepy soap opera, but Bardem keeps it on point.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

February 3, 2005
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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It comes as no surprise to learn that Javier Bardem, the virile and charismatic Spanish actor, is capable of turning on the charisma even working only from the neck up. What is alarming is realizing that the rest of the movie he's in is paralyzed as well.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 21, 2005
Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail
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Never once does this film sacrifice its moral ideas or complexity of character on the cheap altar of sentimentality.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

January 21, 2005
Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture
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January 15, 2005
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Soars to the fantastically romantic heights of love between a man and a woman.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

January 13, 2005
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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What could have been a preachy biopic becomes poetry in the hands of the gifted director and writer and editor and composer Alejandro Amenabar.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2005
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Amenábar (the inventive Spaniard who made The Others) promotes dignity, love, and inspiration with such insistence that there's relatively little chance to feel Ramón Sampedro's unendurable pain.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

January 5, 2005
Jonathan Holland
Variety
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Absorbing and almost unbearably poignant.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 29, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Javier Bardem is the heart of this movie and he gives a great, screen-filling performance.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 20, 2004
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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There's a combination of fatalism and hard-edged humor at work in The Sea Inside that you can imagine Irish writers would feel right at home with.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 18, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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For the most part, the film stays steady-on, celebrating one man's crusade -- and one family's heartbreak.

| Original Score: 3/4

December 18, 2004
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Despite a score by the director himself designed expressly to nudge viewers in the direction of catharsis, I never really felt anything.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 17, 2004
Nelson Pressley
Washington Post
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Amenabar avoids passion and mess, but he hits his lesser mark -- plain dignity.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 17, 2004
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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Focuses on life, not death, and in doing so establishes the sanctity of individual ownership of an existence.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 17, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's still just a soap opera, wrapped around an argument. And it's one we've heard half-a-dozen times before.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 17, 2004
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Based on a true story, the movie has abundant humor and uplift -- but it's a heartbreaker of extraordinary dimension.

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

December 17, 2004
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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The film is based on a true story, but that doesn't stop Amenabar from inventing certain characters and incidents to further his tearjerker agenda -- and court Oscar voters, who love this kind of high-toned schmaltz.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 17, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie invites us to decide if we are pleased or not. I agree with Ramon that, in the last analysis, the decision should be his to make: to be or not to be.

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

December 17, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's such a repetitive and thinly constructed piece of filmmaking that the scope and complexity of Sampedro's case are turned to porridge.

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

December 17, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It's a potent blend of emotional and cerebral filmmaking anchored by what may be the year's most impressive performance by the supremely talented Bardem.

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

December 16, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Without lifting a finger, Javier Bardem gives the most stirring performance of the year.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

December 16, 2004
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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One of the most profound and uplifting dramas of the year.

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

December 16, 2004
John Anderson
Newsday
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Bardem, who continues to make a good case that he is among a handful of the best screen actors alive, is totally transformed.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 16, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The Sea Inside, the story of a quadriplegic activist fighting for the right to die, struggles to transcend the disease-of-the-week genre to which it belongs.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 16, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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[Amenábar] is an exquisitely expressive filmmaker, and it's this, together with Bardem's stunningly calibrated performance, that gives this painterly blue-green movie its haunting beauty.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 16, 2004
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Bardem accomplishes something extraordinary. Eschewing easy sympathy, he creates a real person, real pain.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2004
Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
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Director Alejandro Amenábar sidesteps legal polemics, but oddly doesn't aim for unflinching realism either, only hinting at the messy regimens that would underscore Ramón's claims of his condition's indignity.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 14, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Amenábar maintains a low-key approach that preserves the film's emotional integrity while still making a powerful statement.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 13, 2004
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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A film both poetic and profound.

November 13, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Oscar talk will start early for Javier Bardem's masterly performance here.

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

September 17, 2004
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