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21 Grams Reviews

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January 9, 2018
21 Grams soars into the chilly empyrean of first-class film-making by virtue of the most traditional of values: sympathetic characters and clever plotting.
June 18, 2012
21 Grams is convincing both as a mid-American document and as the universal moral drama that it aims to be.
August 26, 2010
Thought-provoking film not for tweens/young teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2009
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 5, 2008
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
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 23, 2007
The structure simply doesn't let any of the characters build an arc of growth or despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 3, 2005
The performances, by and large, outweigh the film's unnecessary metaphorical gunk.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 16, 2004
Quel est le poids de l'amour, de la vengeance et de la culpabilité? À vous de le découvrir.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 6, 2004
... 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.
Read More | Original Score: C
September 30, 2004
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
August 13, 2004
Absorbs you and dissects its tale of life, death, and re-birth with inventive force.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2004
21 Grams achieves its objectives and, despite its flaws, is thoroughly entertaining.
| Original Score: 82/100
March 31, 2004
21 Grams...is intelligent, well-written, and told with a unique style, and it features some of the best acting presently available.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 16, 2004
A bleak, rather obvious melodrama disguised by a tricksy, time-splicing structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2004
its boldly atomised narrative, its labyrinthine circularity and its no-nonsense performances make 21 Grams... well worth the weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 11, 2004
[O]ne of those rare pure examples of the highest form of collaborative art ... It is as sweet and hurtful as life itself.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A+
March 2, 2004
If all this sounds lofty, it sometimes is. But Rodrigo Prieto's taut cinematography cuts through the storyline's ether, as the very physically gifted actors inject it with much-needed flesh and blood.
February 21, 2004
Could stand to lose at least 21 minutes-the film implodes under the somber weight of its own pretentiousness
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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