Definitely intrigued by the story, and feel that the non-linear storyliine is effective in telling it, but about midway through I couldn't help but begin to wonder if it wasn't being dragged out too much between the various points in the story. Actually just wanted things to progress. Still, a solid film, a strong 3/5 for me.
Fuck, this movie wakes up on me the deepest feelings that I have as a human being. Makes me feel angry, sad, joy and gratefully. And I personally believe that if a movie, and script, a character can do that to you, that is an awesome movie.
A film that tackles the whole multifaceted mixed lives plot better than any I've seen before it. I've seen too many of this sort of films plot become muddied and convoluted. The utter intensity of the emotional struggle that each character faces is directed masterfully by Inarritu. P.S Naomi Watts performance was brilliant she had me in tears.
Stellar cast. Really naked performances. Keeps you gripped and hanging on, you can try to work it out but there is no point, you are only shown what you need to see at the time you need to see it. You just need to go along with the ride and enjoy the film, sharing these lives and what happens to them.
"How many lives do we live? How many times do we die?"
Ultra-dramatic high-octane extra-long feature by visceral director González Iñárritu. The suffering of everyone walking on two legs in the film is relentless and that helps the feeling of force-fed gratuitous carnage. Three characters linked by rocambolesque fate. A fragmented editing but not unpleasant. If Iñárritu wanted to elucubrate about the ulterior nature of life and death, I'm afraid that he missed the target
Seen this countless times and yet it never gets old. A sombre story unfolds through clever directing/editing with acting to match. This really is an ensemble piece that is executed to perfection. The musical score also bleeds into each scene at just the right moments, further intensifying the macabre narrative - can't praise this film enough! SK