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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 (73) | Top Critics (12)

You'll remain under Ema's spell for a long time after the credits have rolled.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In the hands of a lesser director, Ema would have seemed merely preposterous. Here the contrivances are intriguing.

April 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Normality consumed by chaos, and no one in sight - good films look relevant in the strangest times.

April 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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…
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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…

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