Ema

2019

Ema

Critics Consensus

Beautifully filmed and powerfully acted, Ema puts a thoroughly distinctive spin on its story of emotional trauma and self-discovery.

82%

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Total Count: 34

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Movie Info

After a shocking incident upends her family life and marriage to a tempestuous choreographer, Ema, a reggaeton dancer, sets out on an odyssey of personal liberation, in this incendiary drama about art, desire, and the modern family from director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda).

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Critic Reviews for Ema

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (6)

  • The film is anchored by some dynamic dance sequences and a couple of quirky scenes with a flame-thrower. But I couldn't quite shake the feeling, though... that the film was afflicted with a slightly pervy sheen.

    Oct 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • A prickly punk remix that takes a traditional art-house character study about a young woman dealing with emotional turmoil and filters it through the stylistic approaches more common to recent art-pop hybrids like "Lemonade."

    Sep 8, 2019 | Full Review…

    Ben Croll

    TheWrap
    Top Critic
  • One of the year's most dynamic and electrifying films.

    Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • We wouldn't want to live in the world Larrain shows us. But his films are so good they convince us that we do.

    Sep 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • It's the exuberant yin to the stately yang of 'Jackie', Larrain's last film, and it's full of the pheromones of sexual discovery and the piss and vinegar of toxic relationships.

    Sep 1, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • A work of self-conscious experimentalism that's too stilted and distancing to invite involvement, it gets some mileage out of the pulsating rhythms of reggaetón street dance but otherwise is so fragmented it lacks forward motion.

    Aug 31, 2019 | Full Review…

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