Biutiful

Biutiful

Biutiful

Spanish drama from director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams) and starring the brilliant Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) in a role which won him Best Actor at Cannes 2010. Set in Barcelona, Bardem plays an underworld figure and devoted single dad, as he attempts to reconcile with a past love and secure a future for his children as his own death draws near.

Best Actor (Javier Bardem) at Cannes Film Festival 2010.
2011Rating: R16, contains offensive language, sexual material & other content that may offend147 minsMexicoSpanish with English Subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
79%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

Excesses aside, Iñárritu’s fresh focus and tactile direction pack a palpable punch here. Bardem hefts much of the weight with bare-bones assurance, redeeming his rep after Eat Pray Love.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Surely few actors have faces that project sorrow more completely than Bardem.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

In spite of fine work from Bardem and Álvarez, Biutiful is an irritating, oppressive 150-minute dirge, not the step forward Iñárritu's dissolved partnership with Arriaga seemed to promise.

0

Disappointed!! It looks promising but damn this drags on.It is very all over the place.Depressing.It has good ratings but obviously from a bunch of stuck up arty film critics. Because the film isn't typical hollywood critics go on about how "deep" and "raw" it is. Bardem plays his role well but it just isn't that great.

2.0
0

With Biutiful, Director Gonzales goes back to his roots (Amores Perros) after a less convincing Hollywood stint (21 Grams, Babel). Bardem is back to where he also belongs, meaning far from any Hollywood romantic comedy. This duo of director/actor is class act. Style and substance.

5.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Excesses aside, Iñárritu’s fresh focus and tactile direction pack a palpable punch here. Bardem hefts much of the weight with bare-bones assurance, redeeming his rep after Eat Pray Love.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Surely few actors have faces that project sorrow more completely than Bardem.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

In spite of fine work from Bardem and Álvarez, Biutiful is an irritating, oppressive 150-minute dirge, not the step forward Iñárritu's dissolved partnership with Arriaga seemed to promise.

0

Disappointed!! It looks promising but damn this drags on.It is very all over the place.Depressing.It has good ratings but obviously from a bunch of stuck up arty film critics. Because the film isn't typical hollywood critics go on about how "deep" and "raw" it is. Bardem plays his role well but it just isn't that great.

2.0
0

With Biutiful, Director Gonzales goes back to his roots (Amores Perros) after a less convincing Hollywood stint (21 Grams, Babel). Bardem is back to where he also belongs, meaning far from any Hollywood romantic comedy. This duo of director/actor is class act. Style and substance.

5.0
0