I didn't have high hopes for this one. I hate the early Inarritu pictures that have the storylines come together and they're so tragic and such and such. This has elements of that, but it's toned way down and doesn't feel contrived in the same way. Sure, there are moments, but not nearly as bad.
And then it's Javier Bardem. What a performance. He makes the film what it is. Soulfully, painfully, he takes you on a trip through a…
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Since I seriously started getting into movies somewhere around 6 years ago this has been my most anticipated movie ever. The only way to describe how fantastic it is, is to simply say that it not only lived up to my expectations but it rocked them and surpassed them and waved hello the second go around said expectations.
It would be impossible to get around to everything that is perfect here so I'll just mention a couple of standout things…