Review process: two scores assigned: (I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
SW score: 33
2 out of 5 octopi
++ I am a Latinx who grew up in the kind of household that is depicted in Roma. I don’t think this was Cuaron’s intention and maybe it’s just I have some unresolved angst with my own cultural baggage but this homage to his upbringing feels like a transparent attempt by the monied classes in Latin America to justify the socio-economic feudalism that allows them to keep people in subservient roles. But it’s ok, pleads the film: “Look how well we treat our serfs!” I hated this film. You should probably ignore this review.