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2,496 Ratings


Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
Mexico, United States, 2018


This film chronicles a middle-class family in the 1970s who dwell in the Roma neighborhood, in Mexico City. The restrained film is mostly seen through the eyes of the family’s young housekeeper, Cleo who’s viewed as an extended member of the family and she is treated just like one of them.

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Roma Directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2018 | 2 wins including: Golden Lion

Academy Awards

2019 | 7 nominations including: Best Actress

2019 | 3 wins including: Best Director

Independent Spirit Awards

2019 | Winner: Best International Film

Toronto International Film Festival

2018 | 3rd place: People's Choice Award

[Cleo’s] baby dies in the background, in a scene that disturbed me more for its virtuosity, which seemed out of touch with what was happening in it.
February 22, 2019
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Cuarón has spoken of the guilt that likely steered the film’s focus towards Cleo and away from a more explicitly self-centred exercise in recreation. What might feel a little grating, I think, is the attempt to assuage post-hoc guilt through an auteurist reach that, by nature of its content, indulges self-reflexivity.
January 20, 2019
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This may seem like an old argument about the relevance of auteur theory or the inevitability of artistic imitation. It is neither. Imitation or appropriation, like any other artistic approach, can and has been a valuable method of creative practice. Roma, on the other hand, does not acknowledge its debt to this practice, nor its debt to the dialectics of time.
January 15, 2019
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What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film Roma

    [Cinema Monumental] Best film of the 21st century. Cleo/Señora Sofia are México, are air, are us all.// Roma as in romance. Roma as in ramo. Roma as in rombo. Roma as in rancune. Roma as in ricordo. Roma as in roçanço. Roma as in receei. Roma as in ri. Roma as in re-ri. Roma as in reli. Roma as in Recordar-te-ei. Roma as in (er)rei. Roma as in reset. Take care of Leonetta for me. (Capri c'est fini). Adeuses.

  • VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film Roma

    Este innecesariamente largo film sobresale como uno de los más grandilocuentes y aburridos ejercicios de autocomplacencia filmica disfrazada de progresismo incluyente de los ultimos tiempos, el cuál dejo en claro la gran injerencia que poseé Netflix en la actualidad dentro de la industria del cine, y el poder de las redes sociales si de promocionar una película se trata, en este caso, valiéndose de la victimización.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Roma

    The film cost $15M to make and they spent $25M on the Oscar campaign. I generally miss most of the Oscar bait movies each year because they tend to be inspirational. My favorite film of 2018 so far is 'Pity' by Babis Makridis. This is not a bad film, but you can see its intent.

  • Renton47's rating of the film Roma

    I see Roma as a great success of perspective. We infer the story has been filled out, as witnessed by a child, of a carer who in turn has limited perspective of the life of her employer. That it also contains distance from her inner life and the politics of the time is the prickly part, and is the question I am still unpacking. The total environmental immersion of the film makes the grappling worthwhile.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Roma

    Alfonso Cuarón's filmmaking style of long takes, impeccable visual details, and love for contemplative moments is on full display with "Roma." You may find yourself moved in the most subtle ways by the way he lingers on tragic moments or instances where embracing each other is the only thing that feels right. The film lacks in character development, but its richness mostly compensates. Yalitza Aparicio is special too

  • letters never sent's rating of the film Roma

    2.5 Visually, stunning and breathtaking, but for me it ends there. I didn't feel invested at all in Cleo and the family. It was moving but I felt like even after the film finished, they were strangers to me.

  • OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Roma

    Just an absolute delight to watch. The impeccably assured cinematography and direction, nuanced performances, stunning period design and a world just brimming with hope for the future had me falling in love with this. Highly recommended! 5 stars

  • msmichel's rating of the film Roma

    Cuaron's most personal film has resulted in a rich and emotional journey which may well be a career best to date. Shot in glorious 65mm b&w the film is a gorgeous achievement in both cinematography and editing well deserving its accolades. Casting is superb with both Aparicio and de Tavira impressing throughout. One of the year's best.

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