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Biutiful Reviews

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
July 24, 2013
The film is beautifully photographed and incredibly effective. Holding it all together is a brilliant central performance by Javier Bardem.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
This bloated drama is redeemed by its focus of a man caught between two distinctive and memorable worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 22, 2013
Ugliness as "art."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Bardem and Iñárritu draw you in to a story that says so much about not only its individual characters but also of life, exile, love, family and death.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
June 16, 2011
Even though this movie piles it on, I can see its positive values and the potential it would have to reach the hearts of its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
April 11, 2011
Biutiful is an exploration of fatherhood, guilt, culpability and mortality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
March 24, 2011
The fleeting line between life and death is explored in Biutiful, a well acted yet depressing portrayal of a man in purgatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Weaving
March 23, 2011
This cinematic journey of one man along the boundaries of life and death is an extraordinary work of genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
March 23, 2011
What a film! Javier Bardem has always been impressive and convincing, but he's never been better than this.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 21, 2011
A towering performance from Javier Bardem is the leading light in this poetic tragedy from director Alejandro González Iñárritu in which a man finds redemption in the quagmire of his life
Alice Tynan
The Vine
March 17, 2011
Simultaneously intensely personal and profoundly universal, Biutiful shows there can be grace, and yes, even beauty in death.
Simon Miraudo
March 15, 2011
What to say of ... a hard going, unpleasant film with a disconcerting undercurrent of xenophobia that is impeccably performed and (mostly) well crafted? ... No, seriously, I'm asking for your help.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 10, 2011
Iñárritu stage-manages collisions of intersecting lives and conflicting agendas, and studies the wreckage for clues to what it says about the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
March 5, 2011
Go back to the editing room, Alejandro: There's a great movie rattling around somewhere in there.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 4, 2011
Inarritu's chief subject is the human soul. He's a cartographer of that unseeable yet profoundly felt dimension of our existence. I suppose that makes some of us uncomfortable. I suppose that is his purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 21, 2011
Uma experiência deprimente que se esforça ao máximo para manter o espectador angustiado, apelando para todo tipo de infortúnio para garantir que saiamos da sala de projeção impressionados com o peso dramático da narrativa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 18, 2011
Bardem shuffles through the film as if the weight of the world was on his shoulders. He gives a touching performance, worthy of the Academy Award nomination he received.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 11, 2011
Iñárritu has a delicate yet searing sense of intimacy, which cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto captures with hand-held determination.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
February 11, 2011
Javier Bardem's performance in Biutiful is so arresting that it almost obscures the movie's many flaws. But not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
February 11, 2011
Watch Bardem here -- his eyes speak heart-rending volumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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