Frida (2002)

After being attached to a number of actors, directors, and producers, this long-gestating biography of one of Mexico's most prominent, iconoclastic painters reaches the screen under the guiding hand of producer/star Salma Hayek. Hayek… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 25, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2003
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Frida is a passionate, visually striking biopic about the larger-than-life artist.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Taymor's triumph is that her film, despite its distance from us in some ways, is pertinent and enthralling.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Passionate, provocative, hilarious, tragic and just dizzyingly beautiful to behold.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a pity that the project paints by the numbers so much

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Ms. Taymor gets magnificent performances from Ms. Hayek as Frida and Alfred Molina as the oversexed Diego Rivera.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

[The screenplay's] flatness ultimately defeats a film that's always a treat to look at.

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Emanuel Levy

Sporting mustcahe, Selma Hayek gives a solid performance in the otherwise conventionl and mediocre biopic of the noted Spnish artist.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

If Frida doesn't tell us anything that we don't already know, it does dramatize Kahlo's life with a fiery, soulful beauty.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

At its best, this is grand-scale moviemaking for a larger-than-life figure, an artist who has been awarded mythic status in contemporary culture.

David Gurney
Common Sense Media

Graphic biopic of artist Frida Kahlo.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
Visually brilliant biopic about an original directed by an original. Love, love, love.
Randy Tippy
Fascinating and insightful. Alfred Molina seems perfectly suited for the role of Diego Rivera and Hayek is simply fantastic. The dream sequence and artful… More
Robert C
A feast for the eyes...a famine for the ears. This films moments of immense beauty are almost overshadowed by the mediocre acting. While Salma Hayek… More
Spencer S.
The visual effects, and the basically brilliant acting by Hayek, makes Frida a must see, and original film.
Jennifer D
I never much cared for Kahlo's work. Still don't. But it made me respect the woman more. After this I can see how well suited this was for… More
Morgan Salem
cant get past the unibrow...