I have only seen one other film from Iñárritu, 2006’s Babel. I hated it. A lot. However, critics loved it and it was nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture. The reaction to Biutiful when it premiered at Cannes earlier this year was extremely positive and much praise was given to Javier Bardem’s performance. I love Bardem, so I suppose I will give this film a chance.