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Overall 7
7.0

Biutiful

ComingSoon
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Are you a glass half empty or a glass half full kind of person? Well you're wrong. As, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel," "21 Grams") likes to tell us over and over, there is no glass at all. His bleak view of the world, where the best we can hope for is a tiny glimmer of hope and life as if from a distant star that you can only see on a clear night, reaches its apotheosis in "Biutiful.
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Overall 6
6.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Audio 6
6.0

Biutiful (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
7 June 2011
  • 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.  The film is filled many small moments of a reality that feels true and honest which only adds to the viewer’s inner turmoil.
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Overall 9
9.2
Actors overall 10
9.8
Audio 9
9.4
Extras 8
8.4

Biutiful (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
26 May 2011
  • Summary: Judge Brett Cullum finds the mournful road to hell is paved with divine intentions.
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Overall 7
7.0

Biutiful

High-Def Digest
25 May 2011
  • 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. But with Iñárritu's brilliant direction and Javier Bardem's powerful performance, the film still makes for an impressive and engaging watch.
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Overall 8
8.0

Biutiful

Cinema Blend
29 December 2010
  • 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. It’s an eternal struggle and one that Alejandro González Iñárritu captures brilliantly in Biutiful . At the center of it all is Uxbal, played by Javier Bardem.
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Overall 8
8.0

Biutiful Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
28 December 2010
  • Summary: Javier Bardem carries this ambitious tragedy that explores not only how we die, but also how we live.
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Overall 4
3.6

Biutiful

AV Club
28 December 2010
  • Excerpt: When it was announced that director Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga were ending their collaboration after three films, the timing felt right for a break-up. By the time 21 Grams led to Babel , the gut-punching realism and puzzle construction that seemed so fresh with Amores Perros had devolved into miserablist formula.
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Review: ‘Biutiful’

Variety
17 May 2010
  • Summary: The style is characterized by a raw visual kineticism that imparts a jagged quality to the story.
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Overall 8
8.0

Biutiful

Empire Online
25 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Biutiful

Flicks
23 June 2011
  • 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 reminder of how rotten the universe can be.
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