Such Is Life (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Such Is Life (2000)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Using digital video and a skeleton crew, master filmmaker Arturo Ripstein boldly reworks the ancient Greek drama Medea, employing a dizzying array of flashbacks and Brechtian devices. The film focuses on Julia (Arcelia Ramirez) who works as an homeopathic doctor. Lovelorn and embittered, she learns that her husband, a failed boxer named Nicolas, has dumped her in favor of a younger woman, Raquel (Francesca Guillen), the daughter of local slumlord La Marrana (Ernesto Yanez). To make matters worse, Nicolas wants to take the kids, while at the same time La Marrana evicts Julia from her modest abode. Julia's growing thirst for vengeance is furthered by her godmother who believes that all men should be castrated. This film was screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Such Is Life

All Critics (5)

Worthwhile, but more interesting than good.

January 15, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The overriding fault for this art-house film was that it is not poetic.

September 24, 2001 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The film becomes too much of a one-note rant, ultimately shutting down the viewer's empathy rather than engaging it.

May 5, 2001

Mantiene la característica ripsteniana de presentar un mundo cruel y desesperanzado, en el que viven las clases más marginadas de nuestra sociedad.

March 16, 2001 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for Such Is Life at this time.

Such Is Life Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features