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Parents' Guide to

21 Grams

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Thought-provoking film has sex, violence, language.

Movie R 2003 125 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+
This seems like a thought provoking movie, and I think I will be viewing it soon!
age 17+
This movie encompasses almost every tragic situation that could ever happen in life. This film is very intense, and depressing. Three lives come together in a tragic turn of events and is a rollercoaster of heartbreak. If you don't want to be depressed for the rest of the day, do not see this film, it is not for the lighthearted.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Penn gives one of the most sensitive performances of his career in this harrowing drama. He's completely convincing in 21 Grams as a math professor, showing an extraordinary range of subtle and complex emotions. Watts and Del Toro are also outstanding. Iñárritu uses a hand-held camera and directs with a simple and intimate feeling, creating a raw experience as viewers go through the lead characters' (few) ups and (many) downs.

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