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Rated R for disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use.

R In Theaters 01/28/2011 , 148min.
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April 01, 2014
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
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
Some found it hackneyed and unbelievable. Yeah, and? It made me all sniffly---not that that takes much.
March 27, 2011
March 24, 2011
Movie was awesome

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Washington Post
Biutiful soars to its highest points once it shifts its focus away from death to ask us how we are choosing to live our lives. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Mr. Bardem, best known to American audiences for his chillingly persuasive embodiment of evil in "No Country for Old Men," combines muscular, charismatic physicality with an almost delicate sensitivity, and this blend of the rough and the tender gives Biutiful a measure of emotional credibility that it may not entirely deserve. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Sometimes it seems as if Iñárritu is literally carving out his actor's heart, so tangible does Bardem make Uxbal's fears. Iñárritu has so much that he wants to say - too much, in fact, and the film's central weakness - that he has created an emotional tsunami for both the actors and the audience. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
It's Bardem's portrayal of his search for those answers that drives Biutiful forward. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Bardem's soulful turn lends this haunting meditation a sense of hope and saves it from the contrived missteps it teeters toward. Full Review
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