Roma Reviews

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January 17, 2019
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.
December 19, 2018
For all its worthy intentions, "Roma" is little more than the righteous affirmation of good intentions.
December 19, 2018
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.
December 14, 2018
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.
December 14, 2018
Alive in a way that few movies are, "Roma" is a sumptuous piece of filmmaking, a gorgeous look at life on a grand scale told through the prism of one family.
December 11, 2018
Narratively, not a lot happens during the opening 60-70 minutes, but Cuaron is marinating us so that later events have an uncommonly strong impact.
December 11, 2018
Cuarón's film is quotidian and extraordinary at the same time. It is about change and how we adapt and grow. It is about love and sometimes the lack of it. It is a rapturous magnum opus, that is heartbreaking, devastating, and life affirming all at once.
December 7, 2018
It is the clarity of Cuarón's eye, and the sea-like sway of his remembrance, that compel you to trust the tale he tells.
December 6, 2018
In the end, the film belongs to Aparicio, whose unmannered performance gives Roma an extra dimension of poetic realism.
December 6, 2018
"Roma" achieves the rare feat of making the personal authentically political, not through explicit polemic or tortured metaphors, but simply by observing life with enough perspective to reflect it in all its contradictions.
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