20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros)
20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros) (2005)

A fantasy-prone transvestite who is looking to make the leap to transsexual status imagines that he is the star of a lavish universe punctuated by elaborate musical numbers in director Ramon Salazar's stylish sophomore feature. Adolfo… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 10, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

There's not much to savor in the way of plot, and the film aimlessly wanders through Marietta's life.

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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

Here's yet another self-consciously 'Almodóvarian' confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

It all makes one think that the Spanish film industry needs to seriously get hold of itself and stop with these slavish, sub-Almodóvarian forays into excess.

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Jonathan Holland

Showing a stylistic bravura and confidence rare among upcoming Spanish helmers, Ramon Salazar's campy 20 Centimeters is a self-regarding but vastly entertaining sophomore effort.

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Laura Kern
New York Times

Size plays a major role in this brash, vivacious concoction of dark comedy, light drama and musical performance.

Jette Kernion

Every time 20 Centimeters feels a little slow or annoying, the quirky musical numbers kick in and their intense energy seems to make everything all right.

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John Anderson

Director Ramón Salazar, in only his second feature, distinguishes himself from others who so less effectively bend genres, and genders.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Director (Ramon) Salazar is no Pedro Almodóvar, try as he might.

David Cornelius

Salazar has managed to drain all life out of what should naturally be a most lively project.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "20 Centimeters," Marieta(Monica Cervera) is a narcoleptic pre-op transsexual prostitute who lives with Tomas(Miguel… More
Sylvester Kuo
Visually stunning, somewhat weird but colourful. It's a comedy that is hard to describe, but it's a scrutiny on the world of transexuals, plus… More
Robert Fearon
"A narcoleptic transsexual prostitute finds herself transported into a musical world in which she is the star whenever she falls asleep." Could this… More