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April 27, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] Alejandro Amenábar's seamless depiction of Ramón Sampedro's battle for his own sense of integrity arrives in refreshing cinematic terms.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2011
Fascinating story too complex for young viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2008
It's a good movie. It's just not a movie for which I can work up much personal enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2007
Can a movie be too well made for its own good? Stylish and painterly, with moments of great lyricism, it flies over the Spanish countryside to the sea...the film does everything in its power to escape the claustrophobia inherent in the story.
June 21, 2007
The performances are heartbreaking, the story both tragic and uplifting - Amenabar has crafted yet another movie that's sure to please many.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 1, 2007
The production itself is so rich in authentic emotional life and breathtaking visuals, word of mouth and positive reviews should carry the (pay) day.
February 17, 2007
Bio-pic chronicles quadriplegic Ramon's Sampredo's 28-year crusade to legalize euthanasia in order that he be allowed to die with dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2006
The film is worth seeing, but only if you're prepared to set aside your aversion to its polemic in order to experience its compassion.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 26, 2006
An intelligent and moving treatment of a potentially maudlin subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
April 14, 2005
what could have been unrelieved morbid dreariness becomes, in the hands of Amenabar, a provocative and unexpectedly life-affirming story...
April 7, 2005
The result, as imagined by Amenábar, who co-wrote the screenplay with Mateo Gil, is like watching the human spirit flash before your eyes.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 6, 2005
The acting in the film is superb, especially by Bardem, who richly deserved his Academy Award nomination.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 1, 2005
Javier Bardem gives a remarkable, delicately honed performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 22, 2005
Rare is the motion picture which grapples with issues this provocative and profound. Rarer still is one which does so this well.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2005
Had its beautiful moments but also had its soap opera moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 18, 2005
Respectable but undistinguished, and it places a distant second to 2004's other award winner about euthanasia (don't ask, won't tell).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2005
Bardem's performance, a true triumph of face acting, imbues the character with simultaneous impish mischief and weary resignation.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 10, 2005
It's curious that the assisted-suicide debate over a late plot twist in Million Dollar Baby didn't rage over this one. After all, Amenabar is dealing with a real life.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 4, 2005
A lyrical and warm film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
March 4, 2005
Bardem is simply astounding as Sampedro.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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