Excerpt: Stories of 3 individuals intertwined involving a reformed convict Jack Jordan (Benicio del Toro), a stalker type stubborn professor named Paul Rivers (Sean Penn) and a widowed drug addict Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts). The style of directing was confusing at first, trying to much to be like Memento.
Excerpt: As pointed out in the relevant thread, the image/texture was degraded, and various contrast and color manipulations were performed - as desired by Rodrigo Prieto and Alejandro González Iñárritu. So, while the transfer is not perfect, it is indeed very, very good.
Summary: This is a movie about how three people find their lives quietly intersecting. It's less in-your-face about the interlocking plotlines as, say, Crash, which actually allows the subdued emotional portrayals of the principle actors to shine. A haunting portrait of grief and forgiveness.
Summary: Watts, Penn, Del Toro...I love when movies cast brilliant actors. At first the movie starts out a little confusing. It takes a little bit to get into the groove of things. But once the story got going I was hooked in.
Summary: "21 Grams" is a superb dramatic thriller, expertly laid out and told with incredible conviction. Three individuals (played to genius-level by Sean Penn, Benecio del Toro, and Naomi Watts) is a power-house of emotions that tell the literal and metaphorical weight of the human soul.