21 Grams- May 17th

21 Grams (2003)
English- Drama
Rated “R”
Runtime- 124 min.
dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu

So, here is some movie that Netflix thought that I would like.

Story/Writing: 2/2

Three separate stories begin to intertwine after a horrible car accident.  The stories are told in different orders from each other, and it’s really kind of cool how they come together.

Acting: 1.5/2

I’d like to think that Sean Penn’s character was not written as a complete jerk, because it changes the emotional climate of the whole film.  Or maybe Penn just exudes jerkiness in his everyday life.

Photography/Set: 1/2

Unfinished and kind of shabby overall.  The frame design is actually pretty good, but it can’t do enough to salvage it.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Not bad, but the music selection is pretty good.

Misc: 1.5/2

It has a lot going for it, but for a movie about the worth of life, it feels pretty dead.

VERDICT: 7.5/10

If you like gritty dramas, I’d give it a shot.


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