Biutiful Movie Reviews


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3.1
Verdict: Cool based on 6 reviews
Avg. User Rating
4.0
Verdict: Super Hit based on 4 reviews & ratings
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  • Rajeev Masand

    3.5

    Rajeev Masand | ibnlive.com

    Biutiful, directed by Alejandro Gonsalez Inarritu, is a quietly devastating film that will break your heart. It’s a film that puts you through the wringer; it draws you into the bleak world of its protagonist, then takes that world apart brick by brick. Javier Bardem is Uxbal, a desperate hustler from the seedier parts of Barcelona who makes ends meet trafficking illegal Asian immigrants and managing African street hawkers. He spends his days
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  • Nikhat Kazmi

    3.5

    Nikhat Kazmi | Times of India

    There's mood. Oodles of it. And there's the man. Javier Bardem, an actor who transforms the screen into a living-breathing canvas, brimming over with emotions. Biutiful is a gritty ode to the human spirit which never does give up, even if all the odds are piled up against it. Bardem's gruelling fight to clean up his life before curtain call touches your heart and fills you with sadness as you watch the dying man go through the entire gamut
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  • Anupama Chopra

    3.5

    Anupama Chopra | NDTV Movies

    Biutiful is so horrifically sad that watching it renewed my affection for Bollywood. I immediately wanted to run out and get a dose of songs, family values and unbridled optimism. Javier Bardem plays Uxbal, a fringe figure in the Barcelona underworld. He deals with illegal immigrants, Chinese businessmen who exploit them, corrupt cops. Uxbal has separated from his wife who is mentally ill. So in addition to keeping his fragile and dangerous business alive
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  • Namrata Bhawnani

    3.0

    Namrata Bhawnani | Mumbai Mirror

    Biutiful is a searing look at the trials of a man who doesn’t have long to live, but a long list of things to put right before he dies. And director Innaritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel) does absolutely nothing to make life easier for him. If anything, he mercilessly heaps his path with one tragic turn after another. Javier Bardem’s sublime performance, as a down-on-his-luck criminal Uxbal, uplifts a film that can be a bit of a downer with its generous unspooling over 147 minutes.
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  • Bryan Durham

    2.5

    Bryan Durham | Mid-Day

    Uxbal (Bardem) is a good man with the right intentions but very weak resolve. A facilitator between sweatshop owners, their illegal immigrant workforce and the local police, he's led life on a pretty even keel. Until now. His estranged junkie of a wife, Marambara returns to make his life more complicated than it already is. His children Mateo and Ana are his life and it breaks his heart that he will have to leave them at her mercy. Why?
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  • Shubhra Gupta

    2.5

    Shubhra Gupta | Indian Express

    Uxbal is a Barcelona resident who inhabits the dark side. He makes money off other people’s misery, being instrumental in getting illegal immigrants to work in airless sweatshops. But Uxbal as played by Javier Bardem ( nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role), is not all bad : he has a conscience, and it pricks. He tries intervening when a Senegalese man is about to be deported; he tries making up by offering the man’s wife and baby
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  • Mrigank Dhaniwala

    NR

    Mrigank Dhaniwala | Koimoi

    Biutiful is for a select audience in the Indian metros.
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