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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
In a film that plays with the idea of straightforward storytelling, a group of troubled people find that they are linked in unpredictable ways. Paul Rivers (Sean Penn) is an academic dealing with a terminal heart condition, but his life is changed by a car crash that seems unrelated to his ailment. The traffic accident, involving ex-con Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro) and the husband of Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts), is one that ruins lives but ultimately also resurrects them.

Cast: Sean Penn , Benicio Del Toro , Naomi Watts , Charlotte Gainsbourg , Melissa Leo , Clea DuVall , Danny Huston , Paul Calderon

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

21 Grams (2003)

Release Date: November 21st, 2003|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You won't see more explosive acting this year. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The payoff in 21 Grams comes not from watching characters achieve or overcome but from the recognition of their struggle not to give up the fight. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Unstintingly explores and exposes excruciating pain, raw grief, ruinous vengeance and life-affirming resilience, creating human portraits that are uncommonly exhilarating in their honesty. This is cinematic art in its highest form. show more

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