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21 Grams Reviews

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January 21, 2004
It demands a great deal of actors whose faces and bodies are, for a while at least, our only temporal coordinates. Yet all are off-the-charts remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 21, 2004
Just go see it.
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January 16, 2004
Iñárritu is dealing with love, grief and revenge in provocative ways that Hollywood would never dream of, avoiding the sermons and obvious morals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2004
A puzzle at first, but by half way you may have figured it out, then it's a wait until the end. Character's struggles with his or her course harsh reality is aptly realized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 15, 2004
A trio of noteworthy performances from Watts, Del Toro, and Penn is countered by lengthy, drawn-out, non-linear storytelling that guts the film's dramatic impact.
| Original Score: 6/10
January 13, 2004
After the disorienting first half hour, things get less interesting as they become clearer.
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January 12, 2004
Naomi Watts covers a wide emotional range and is always believable, regardless of what is in the script, and some of what is in the script is very hard to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 12, 2004
...so stirring, so inquisitive and so uninhibited by the restraints of cinema that it absorbed me in ways that few movies ever have.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 11, 2004
a deeply spiritual film, dealing as it does with the core issues of life and death and the role God plays in them
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 9, 2004
'Iñárritu y Arriaga crean una historia trepidante, poderosa y profundamente humana'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 9, 2004
The film knows nothing about the muscular reflex of flinching, but it's vividly knowledgeable of all other elements of the body - the physical and mental, life and death.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
January 5, 2004
Superb performances by Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, and Naomi Watts highlight "21 Grams," Alejandro González Iñárritu's electrifying follow-up to "Amores Perros."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 2, 2004
A moving, artful matrix of distantly connected decisions, interlaced themes and parallel images . . . smart editing and powerful performances.
December 31, 2003
Storytelling technique is only the first thing that grabs your attention
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 31, 2003
When you're dealing with [many films], you know it's just Hollywood junk... 21 Grams aspired to be more, which makes its failure that much more disappointing.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
December 30, 2003
A devastating and weighty picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 30, 2003
A skin-deep achievement that falls apart at the seams
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 29, 2003
Covers much of the same scorching emotional terrain found in a Joan Crawford romantic noir or a Lars von Trier film, but without acknowledging the melodrama at its core...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 28, 2003
A very good movie...but I have to be honest about one thing: I don't know that I would actually recommend this film to anyone. An utterly depressing piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 27, 2003
Bounce meets Return to Me meets Traffic meets Memento.This is not about making you think.It's about begging to be considered above standard drama.
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