By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:53 AM EDT

Frida

C+
type
  • Movie
genre

Episode Recaps

Salma Hayek makes a reasonable, mildly spiced Frida Kahlo in this laboriously arty biopic about the late Mexican painter as famous for her unconventional life and personal flair as for her vibrant, agonized paintings; Alfred Molina serves stolidly as Diego Rivera, Kahlo’s regularly unfaithful husband. Director Julie Taymor sprinkles the movie with glittering miniature theater pieces, but the cinematic storytelling invention can’t compete with the movie’s glossy, middlebrow admiration for famous, artistic lives lived large.

Frida

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 122 minutes
director
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