"...Inarritu cements his reputation as a boldly talented filmmaker with his first English-language project, 21 GRAMS..."
"...It's a startlingly crafted movie, with several extraordinary performances..."
"...The film is full of engagingly high-strung performances..."
"...There are few movie pleasures as satisfying as an actor soaring to meet the challenge of his or her gift. It's a pleasure that's delivered threefold in 21 GRAMS..."
Los Angeles Times
"...That Inarritu shapes something redemptive out of blasted lives is proof that he is a filmmaker of rare and startling grace..."
"...[A] complex, time-fractured narrative....The most shattering performance comes from Naomi Watts..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"This is cinematic art in its highest form."USA Today
"[T]he film is a virtuoso accomplishment of construction and editing."Chicago Sun-Times
"Inarritu remains primarily a poet of the visible world..."
Sight and Sound
"Watts and Del Toro - both Oscar-nominated for their roles - positively roar with restraint, while the lesser known Melissa Leo matches Benicio every step of the way..."