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  • Shot hand-held with a poet's eye by Rodrigo Prieto, the film is relentless but as riveting as the world a remarkable actor lets us see through Uxbal's eyes. Bravo, Bardem. show more

  • Biutiful exists, at its best and beautifully, in that space that's hard to define, between the outside and the interior, action and thought, body and soul. show more

  • Bardem's soulful turn lends this haunting meditation a sense of hope and saves it from the contrived missteps it teeters toward. show more

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  • October 16, 2014 gamay9
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    My greatest challenge was figuring out the location. I learned that it was Barcelona. I haven't been in Barcelona since 1966 and there were no slums. I spent most of my time near the Spanish Riviera, camped on the shore. Has Barcelona actually deteriorated to that degree? The film wasn't subtle.

  • June 10, 2011 karynparis
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    How crtiics gave this movie three stars I don\'t get. Bardem is truly a gifted actor. You felt him in this movie. I was enthralled from beginning to end. Same crtics probably who gave Burlesque two stars. Thank god I do not listen to critics

  • April 07, 2011 rg00000000086043
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    Some found it hackneyed and unbelievable. Yeah, and? It made me all sniffly---not that that takes much.

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