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Roma finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft - and telling the most powerfully personal story of his career.



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The most personal project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón's first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013, ROMA will be available in theaters and on Netflix later this year.

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Critic Reviews for Roma

All Critics (364) | Top Critics (52)

  • It's beautiful story, he shot it himself along side writing and directing, at this stage we can see it in a bunch of different places, its on Netflix & in theaters, but go see it in theaters!

    Mar 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This has plenty to say about class relations too, but what's most impressive about it is how the Mexican writer-director-cinematographer-editor transforms even his political observations into the stuff of big-screen spectacle.

    Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A political protest, an emergency at a hospital and a dramatic beach scene achieve the seemingly impossible balance of being intimate and grand.

    Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • For all its worthy intentions, "Roma" is little more than the righteous affirmation of good intentions.

    Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Roma captures, as well as any film I have seen, the spirit of "magical realism," without ever hinting at the supernatural. Its magic is pure, stunning cinematic technique.

    Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Alfonso Cuaron's new film, "Roma," gives you so much to see in each new vignette, in every individual composition, in fact, that a second viewing becomes a pleasurable necessity rather than a filmgoing luxury.

    Dec 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Roma

  • Feb 23, 2019
    Imagine looking at an old album of black and white family photos; each picture provoking memories. But, it's the photos of one of the family's two servants that transcend memories and slowly come to life to reveal a simple woman you'll never forget.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2019
    A couple instances of poor acting by kids, but otherwise extraordinary!
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2019
    Roma is a personal and tumultuously grounded story that's beautifully crafted and shot by Alfonso Cuarón. Held together by its backdrop of 1970s turmoil in Mexico as well as the intimate struggles that coincide make this film the director's best and most earnest in his career as well as arguable for one of the best of the year. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2018
    Don't understand all the buzz over Roma. It is a good movie well made but the story did not move me. Shooting in B&W was a disservice to the film. Roma drove home the point that men are pigs no matter what country. The lead did nothing for me. (12-24-18 NF)
    John C Super Reviewer

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