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

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September 22, 2020
Javier Bardem gives the performance of the year and barely has to lift a finger to do it.
April 15, 2020
I think that one of the fundamental keys of 'The Sea inside' is precisely to create characters with which the public feels identified from the first second. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 27, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] Alejandro Amenbar's seamless depiction of Ramn Sampedro's battle for his own sense of integrity arrives in refreshing cinematic terms.
January 1, 2011
Fascinating story too complex for young viewers.
May 13, 2009
November 19, 2008
It's a good movie. It's just not a movie for which I can work up much personal enthusiasm.
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.
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.
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.
April 1, 2006
February 26, 2006
An intelligent and moving treatment of a potentially maudlin subject matter.
December 6, 2005
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 Amenbar, who co-wrote the screenplay with Mateo Gil, is like watching the human spirit flash before your eyes.
April 6, 2005
The acting in the film is superb, especially by Bardem, who richly deserved his Academy Award nomination.
April 1, 2005
Javier Bardem gives a remarkable, delicately honed performance.
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.
March 19, 2005
Had its beautiful moments but also had its soap opera moments.
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