21 Grams Synopsis
Three lives (Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts) intersect following a car accident.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As darkness falls over the movie landscape comes the year's darkest and best movie of them all - Alejandro González Iñárritu's 21 Grams.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
At the very least, look for it on 10-best lists next month, and there's every chance it will be a strong contender at the Oscars....
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This sad, staggering drama should be seen: out of the grimness, and the profound calamity, you can almost taste life in your mouth.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Unstintingly explores and exposes excruciating pain, raw grief, ruinous vengeance and life-affirming resilience, creating human portraits...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A stunning virtuoso performance by director, cast and crew. This movie knocks you out with an astonishing blend of hyper-realism, visual...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Penn has been praised lavishly for his work in "Mystic River," in a role that was no reach for him at all, but this is one of the...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You won't see more explosive acting this year.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Paradoxically, a movie that loses power the more you perceive what's actually going on in it. Laid end to end, the story is, to put it...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

The payoff in 21 Grams comes not from watching characters achieve or overcome but from the recognition of their struggle not to give up the...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Long on mood and moodiness, but at a loss as how to break any interesting human ground.
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21 Grams Review

By jessicaadams325
Every time I watch this movie I get goosebumps... I cry... I laugh. This movie is diffinately a must see for those intellectually able to piece thins together and once it al comes together it's mind...

21 Grams review

By jodyandcobee
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Thought-provoking film not for tweens/young teens.
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