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

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 30 votes and 11 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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  • 5 stars "A cinematic masterpiece!! Not to be missed!! It must be seen on the large screen to get the full meaning of the film. Excellent cinematography! The acting is subtle and nuanced, the acting is so wonderful!! This is a movie that will be remembered for a long time! It won a lot of awards, best foriegn film and best director from the Academy Awards, just to name two!!"
  • 4 stars "Director of photography was brilliant, sound design unreal. A Must see."
  • 2 stars "I wanted to love this movie, I really did. But I found it lacking. I didn't find the characters authentic, and frankly, throughout the entire film all I could think was "here is another melodramatic pretentious film in black and white with sparse dialogue and a snails pace" that the even more pretentious film critics will love. It feels incomplete and barren - and maybe that was the point. Personally, I prefer dialogue that is well written and forms a tapestry around the events - not my favourite film."