Conclusion: If you can handle watching two and a half hours of unrelenting depression and an emotionally draining ending, then I would recommend this film. The performances are incredible and despite Uxbal’s many character flaws, you still end up hoping against hope that everything will work out okay.
Conclusion: Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Biutiful' is a bleak and somber journey through the otherwise beautiful and energetic streets of Barcelona. The plot is emotionally dense and grave, which can become rather cumbersome after a while.
Excerpt: Bad things happen. Sometimes you have to take responsibility for them. That�s basically how I would sum up the content of Alejandro Gonz�lez I��rritu�s latest film, Biutiful , and I suppose that could serve also as a way of describing the themes of his previous films too.
Excerpt: The vast majority of us spend our lives trying to be good people. We try and do right by our friends, our family and even ourselves. If we have the means we even try and help strangers. The truth is, however, that we simply don’t have much control. We’re often betrayed by the ones we love and trust.
Conclusion: Iñárritu has made a modern classical tragedy and, in Javier Bardem, he has found his first authentic hero; a character caught up in an intricate web of events he cannot extricate himself from.
Summary: Unwatchable without Javier Bardem’s affecting, devastatingly committed performance, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Biutiful – his first film minus regular writing partner Guillermo Arriaga – plunges the viewer into a shapeless, sprawling character study that functions as nothing less than a punishing...