Neal Mercier’s review published on Letterboxd:
"When I was older I used to be a sailor."
I'm sorry to say that this was a case of a film being overhyped. I think it looks beautiful (apparently Alfonso Cuarón was his own cinematographer, which is crazy impressive), and the sound design is startlingly immersive (there were a couple of moments when I actually turned because I thought people behind me were talking; then I remembered I was in the back row...), but it never fully clicked for me. Would be willing to give it a second go, but I'm simply not as blown over as I thought I would be.