Frida

2002, Biography/Drama, 2h 3m

160 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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Frida is a passionate, visually striking biopic about the larger-than-life artist. Read critic reviews

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This is the true story of Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) and her husband Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina), the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary.

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  • Dec 11, 2020
    This film is on fire whenever Kahlo's passion, pain, and artistic process are front and center. The balance is off however between all that and the lingering spotlight on her volatile relationship with Diego Rivera. Kahlo's disability and resulting anguish were absent whenever convenient storywise. 'Frida' is an ideal pairing between subject and director though, as Taymor's superimposed Kahlo/Hayek imagery will keep you salivating for more about what made this revolutionary woman tick. We're due for another crack at her story.
    Marisol M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 15, 2019
    If not for Hayek's performance and Taymor's interesting forays into Kahlo's mind, this would be a pretty forgettable biopic.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2011
    This is a stunning biopic about painter Frida Kahlo. The screenplay seems a bit all over the place, but so was Kahlo's life. Impressive performance by Salma Hayek. Director Julie Taymor is one to watch.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2010
    I never much cared for Kahlo's work. Still don't. But it made me respect the woman more. After this I can see how well suited this was for Taymor's directing style. The visual effects that worked for her here were very similar in Across the Universe. Outstanding acting and beautiful cinematography. Probably one of my favorite biopics. (Much better than Evita...)
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