• Biutiful (2011)

Biutiful

Release Date: January 28th, 2011

DVD Release Date: May 31st, 2011

R |2 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a career criminal, plies his trade in Barcelona's underground sweatshops and back alleys. Unlike his associates, he has some respect for the poor workers under his thumb and is a devoted father. Told that he is ill and has just a few months to live, Uxbal tries to get his affairs in order before the spirits, with whom he communes, come to claim him.

Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Eduard Fernández, Diaryatou Daff, Taisheng Chen, Luo Jin, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Menage Atroz, Ikiru Films, Mod Producciones

Keywords: Fall , Wife , 2010s , Quest , Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Biutiful is strong stuff, it will leave you shaken. There's poetry here, and catastrophe. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The safe course is to recommend the film, which seems pitilessly long at 147 minutes, only for the transcendent quality of Javier Bardem's performance. show more

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Biutiful has a strong, linear narrative drive. Nevertheless, and most of all, it's a gorgeous, melancholy tone poem about love, fatherhood and guilt. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)