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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A dynamic portrait of an artist by an artist, one as wry, audacious and erotically charged as its flamboyant subject.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The film seems a mad mix of staid PBS bio-drama, flamboyant musical comedy and surreal cartoon nightmare.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sometimes we feel as if the film careens from one colorful event to another without respite, but sometimes it must have seemed to Frida...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Disappointing.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's too bad that this long-awaited movie didn't go further than faithfully re-creating Kahlo's artwork and her studied look. Her passionate...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A revolutionary life has rarely felt less edgy, or the biography of an iconoclast more bourgeois.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Skips from episode to episode without illuminating the essence of the woman or her art.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Mostly, though, Hayek's problem is one of physical miscasting. She's so tiny next to the tall, rotund Molina that she looks like child in...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hamstrung by a script that seems determined to stop at all the big moments in Frida's life (she died in 1954 at age forty-seven) without...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A domestic melodrama with weak dialogue and biopic cliches.
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An artistic portrayal of a troubled life

By alice1020
Watching Frida gave me a whole new appreciationf for Frida Kahlo's art. I have seen her paintings in many museums and had a thumbnail sketch of who she was. This movie told the story of the artist,...

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Rated R | For Nudity, Language and Sexuality
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Graphic biopic of artist Frida Kahlo.
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