Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  135 min.
In theatres: November 29, 2018 - Toronto
Netflix: December 14, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.08
based on 24 votes and 8 reviews
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Cast: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, Verónica García


In 1971, Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) works as a live-in housekeeper for a middle-class family with four children in a neighborhood known as Roma in Mexico City. Treated at times as a beloved member of the family and at other times as an outsider, Cleo loves the children, but has to deal with her employer Sofia's (Marina de Tavira) frustrations, as she deals with a husband who's a philanderer, who eventually leaves her.

Meanwhile, there is student unrest in the city, making the streets somewhat dangerous to navigate, and an impending earthquake.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Alfonso Cuarón, Nicolás Celis, Gabriela Rodriguez
Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón
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  • 3 stars "to add to my review below i forgot to mention Yalitza Aparicio playing Cleo i like how she had that motherly like bond with the kids that really make your heart warm up specially with some sadness, as i love that in the movie beautiful cinematography film Roma"
  • 3 stars "cinematography was one of the best i seen in movies up to today and love the black and white as alfonso cuarón pulls it off, but with a few issues that i think the movie could do with out like dog heads on the wall really weird and close up of dog business, and other thing i cat think off, but it was really well done as i would see it again but with the sad moments it hard to want to see it right away, but glad i saw it specially at the tiff light box in 4k but their one thing for sure is i really wouldn't want to travel to mexico and this film just stamp my decision to do so"
  • 5 stars "Loved every aspect of this film! Visually beautiful which compliments the story, and the sound!! Really liked the relationship between the family and their help, refreshing as it's not the same old employer mean/employee abused treatment. I'd watch it again for sure."