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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 (83) | Top Critics (14)

...likely to be among my favorites of the year.

September 25, 2020 | Full Review…

This is, among other things, a vivid musical. So what if the story ultimately stretches credibility? Larrain is not bothered about social realism; his film is more like one of the heroine's balls of flame, hurtling towards our comfort zones.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

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…

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