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The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 4, 2005
Built around Bardem's immobile presence, the film can't help but seem stolidly monumental even as it explores issues that are heart-wrenchingly personal.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
March 3, 2005
Un viaje doloroso, claro, pero cargado de esperanza y optimismo. (...)Amenábar (...) ha hecho una película sobre el deseo de morir que, en realidad, está llena de vida.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 2, 2005
The journey to death can be tremendously life-affirming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
February 28, 2005
Bardem contributes layers of weariness and passion that gives us a visceral understanding of the life his character is mourning for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 25, 2005
Bardem's physical constraints here do not hold him back from creating the most riveting and soul stirring character captured on film in 2004
Full Review | Original Score: A
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 25, 2005
Bardem delivers a shattering performance in "The Sea Inside," bringing Ramon to life with quiet but exquisite conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 25, 2005
What really makes the film watchable is yet another terrific lead performance by Javier Bardem, an actor who only gets better with age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
February 25, 2005
While Bardem delivers Sampedro's pleas for a dignified death with eloquence and conviction, Amenabar's depiction of that life suggests the director isn't entirely convinced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 18, 2005
The Sea Inside is a heartbreaking triumph. And Alejandro Amenabar is poised to become one of cinema's great talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005 interesting and serious-minded failure.
| Original Score: C+
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
February 17, 2005
For whatever reason, it's an injustice that Bardem was not nominated for best actor.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 17, 2005
Mar Adentro, assim como a própria vida de Sampedro, funciona principalmente para nos forçar a uma análise interior que pode revelar-se impiedosa e surpreendente.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 17, 2005
Bardem's Ramón is such a vital life force, it's all the more bittersweet to watch him fight to leave a world that would be much emptier and sadder without him in it.
| Original Score: A-
Boyd van Hoeij
February 16, 2005
With the performance of Bardem at its centre, the film succeeds in making Sampedro's story enriching and not half as depressing as the premise might lead one to suspect.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 16, 2005
You can't watch the movie passively. Just try getting through it with a dry eye.
| Original Score: A-
Angela Baldassarre
February 14, 2005
Alejandro Amenabar offers one of the most powerful and memorable films of the year.
Matthew Turner
February 12, 2005
Impressively made drama that is both moving and thought-provoking, thanks to a strong script and a powerful central performance by Javier Bardem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 10, 2005
Un film émouvant porteur d'un message important, celui du droit de disposer de sa vie comme on l'entend.
| Original Score: B+
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
February 6, 2005
A brave and densely compelling film that tackles euthanasia better than Flint Sweatwood in Zillion Gallor Maybe. I promise no spoilers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
February 5, 2005
Director Alejandro Amenabar wisely presents the story simply, representing both opinions fairly.
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