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

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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).
March 17, 2005
Bardem's performance, a true triumph of face acting, imbues the character with simultaneous impish mischief and weary resignation.
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.
March 7, 2005
March 4, 2005
A lyrical and warm film.
March 4, 2005
Bardem is simply astounding as Sampedro.
March 4, 2005
If ever there was a film that deserved to get the proverbial bump from Oscar, this is it. Rarely has any film so focused on death felt so vibrantly alive.
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.
March 3, 2005
March 3, 2005
Un viaje doloroso, claro, pero cargado de esperanza y optimismo. (...)Amenbar (...) ha hecho una pelcula sobre el deseo de morir que, en realidad, est llena de vida.
March 2, 2005
The journey to death can be tremendously life-affirming.
February 28, 2005
Bardem contributes layers of weariness and passion that gives us a visceral understanding of the life his character is mourning for.
February 27, 2005
February 26, 2005
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
February 25, 2005
Bardem delivers a shattering performance in "The Sea Inside," bringing Ramon to life with quiet but exquisite conviction.
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.
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.
February 18, 2005
February 18, 2005
The Sea Inside is a heartbreaking triumph. And Alejandro Amenabar is poised to become one of cinema's great talents.
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