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Ema (2019)



Critic Consensus: Beautifully filmed and powerfully acted, Ema puts a thoroughly distinctive spin on its story of emotional trauma and self-discovery.

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After a shocking incident upends her family life and marriage to a tempestuous choreographer, Ema, a reggaeton dancer, sets out on an odyssey of personal liberation, in this incendiary drama about art, desire, and the modern family from director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda).


Critic Reviews for Ema

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (9)

The film is anchored by some dynamic dance sequences and a couple of quirky scenes with a flame-thrower. But I couldn't quite shake the feeling, though... that the film was afflicted with a slightly pervy sheen.

October 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A prickly punk remix that takes a traditional art-house character study about a young woman dealing with emotional turmoil and filters it through the stylistic approaches more common to recent art-pop hybrids like "Lemonade."

September 8, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sometimes words are inadequate or miss the point entirely, the sequence seems to suggest. Maybe that's the case with Ema. Best just to experience it and submit to its strange, intoxicating rhythms.

September 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One of the year's most dynamic and electrifying films.

September 3, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

We wouldn't want to live in the world Larrain shows us. But his films are so good they convince us that we do.

September 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's the exuberant yin to the stately yang of 'Jackie', Larrain's last film, and it's full of the pheromones of sexual discovery and the piss and vinegar of toxic relationships.

September 1, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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