21 Grams details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro|
|Directors:||Alejandro Gonzalez, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu|
|Genres:||Drama - Biography, General, Thriller - Crime|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||2 hours 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Sep 2004|
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21 Grams weighs heavy on the mindBy Ewan from Glasgow , 04 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a brilliant film with superb acting, a strong storyline and is definitely one to be watched. The main drawback is the initial half hour or so, where we find ourselves thrust head-first into the narrative. The editing techniques are a bit over-the-top, jumping between the main characters, showing them at different points in time, and consequently it becomes quite difficult to tell when these events are actually taking place. It really does require a lot of brainpower early on!
I would recommend that, ultimately it is worth the initial effort spent, as everything begins to unfold and come together quite nicely. The acting by Penn, Watts and Del Toro is exceptional, and they certainly are a pivotal reason as to why this film works.
Not one if you?re looking for a bit of light entertainment, but if you?re looking for something that bit heavier, then 21 Grams is the film for you.
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Piece by piece pulmonary puzzleBy Charles Brickley from Andover, Hampshire England , 29 Jul 2009This was a powerful, gripping and very well acted piece of cinema drama. The cast were magnificent, especially Sean Penn, Charlotte Gainsborough, Naomi Watts and of course Benicio Del Toro.
The plot danced around like a butterfly in spring and you could not afford to do the ironing whilst watching this sad tale of human grief, guilt, tragedy and compassion. It certainly took me by surprise, jumping from scene to scene, timeframe to timeframe; so much so I really was not sure who Sean Penn wasnt sleeping with.
It does get better after the first twenty minutes; just as a jigsaw will once you put all the pieces together around the edge to show the outline of the picture. Probably the best way to describe the presentation of 21 Grams is Crash meets Return to Me as the Hollywood Producers would say.
If you do not know by now I shall let you wait to find out where the film gets its title from; just another test for the little grey cells.
A moving film, which having seen now I shall not want to watch again in a hurry, although certain scenes are burned into my memory.
A good film to rent and return after discussing its finer points with your friends.
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don't botherBy a customer from London , 02 Jul 2009One of those films where you have to be patient with it keeps going forwards and backwards in time. After the patient runs out it doesn't really amount to much so as the review title says don't bother.
21 GramsBy a customer from Cheltenham , 29 Jun 2009An entertaining movie with good performances from the stars but rather spoiled by too many implausibilities in the story. As with so many films featuring heart transplants, the heart recipient seems to find it incredibly easy to find the identity of the donor who always lived only a few miles away.
ConfusingBy eternal12 (53 reviews) from Croydon , 07 Jun 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideIt took me over an hour to sort of work out what this film was all about, very confusing.
Why they didnt just make it straightforward to understand, instead of the going backwards and forwards and the title of the film only became clear at the end when they explained the 21 grams.
A YO YO filmBy mcm (16 reviews) from Motherwell , 24 Feb 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]Back and forward, I didn't know if I was in the present the past or the future, 15 minutes from the end it all clicked together, thank goodness.
If you want a film that keeps you thinking and trying to work out what on earth is going on then get this. If you want simply to be entertained, then leave it until you are wide awake.