Saturday, February 5, 2011


So often, a film struggles to do one, maybe two things right; when it succeeds, it is the rare achievement to be celebrated. Many a film has imploded under its own weight should it foolishly attempt grander goals, and it's usually not a pretty sight- and a worse experience. Biutiful goes after the whole damn ball of wax, and grabs it whole- quietly, wholeheartedly and in all the intensity life has to offer. No bells, no whistles- not a car chase, bullet or explosion to be heard or seen. 

This one stays with you.


Eric Rose said...

Did you get a preview copy? All I can see is the trailer.

Stan B. said...

Just caught it in the theater, Eric!