Biutiful Synopsis
A crook (Javier Bardem) with a terminal illness tries to set his affairs in order.
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Movie Reviews


By lucywiley
If you like off-beat, slices of life deep to the bone, this is your kind of flick. Javier Bardem delivers Uxbal, a believable good-bad guy who shifts his values to keep himself and his two kids alive...


By wrndysmailbox
Javeir Bardam , excellent..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Exceptional story with great emotional depth,cinematic wonder, this is a director who really captures memory and feeling like no other!!!!!!!!Love this~~~...

Gritty and Gripping

By Timo57
Being a huge Javier Bardem fan, I was eager to see Biutiful, without knowing in advance much about the story of the movie. While I was certainly not disappointed with any aspect of this movie,...


By cmrish
Gutturuly depressing. I had to step out for 10 minutes at one point for fresh air, as Inarriti and Bardem were able to grab and tear at my gut and soul, making me feel literally was that...

His best role/chartacter ever!

By lovemybasset
Bardem deserves today's Oscar nomination for the tour de force performance he delivers in Biutiful. And having seen all the other nominees, i have to say for me this was by far the best acting job...


By jsglawus
Great movie!! Not easy to watch. Reminds me of a Vittorio de Sica film. Should win a Oscar for best foreign film. Bardem is superb, best male actor this year and should, but probably won't, win...


By Le Petite
Javier Bardem turns in a sensitive, heartfelt performance in this exploration of a man buffeted by an overage of life crises. His tenderness with people is juxtaposed against some firm stands he must...

HORRENDOUSLY depressing but real

a heartwrenching movie. HORRENDOUSLY depressing, beautifully done. Javier Bardem gives best performance of year in a movie that is not looking to appeal any fans who like hollywood endings. this is a...


By movie/critic
This is a great powerfull human film! It truly captures the spectacular acting performance of Javier Bardem, & the real conditions of the human struggle in Spain for ilegal imigrants trying to...

Dark and depressing movie

By izzib2
This movie is not for the faint of heart. Brutal death and all the world's ugliness surround this depressing movie. Well shot but I wished that I wouldn't have seen some of the things that I had to...

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Rated R | For For disturbing images, language, some sexual content, nudity and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Heavy-handed grown-up drama has lots of mature content.
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