Drama • R • 2009 • 2 hr 7 min
A meta-heavy film; a tragic love story with underlying symbolism invoking Franco and post-transition Spain. Love, loss, and healing.
Visually splendid as usual, Penelope Cruz looks gorgeous. However, not one of his best. Overly melodramatic, felt like a soap opera.
Great actors, great play - the classic movie from Pedro Almodovar.
Interesting, but Almodovar has better movies.
Almodovar at his most mature. A complex melodrama with great photography and amazing acting.
Emotional film about love, revenge and memory. It is full with references to old movies, and is visual magnificent
Has all of Almodóvar’s signature flourish’s and some magnetic performances in a complicated story.
Top notch Almodovar. I had no idea where this erotic thriller was going.
Not a particularly memorable Almodovar, but you can give it a try
Both beautiful and heavy. Which I like every so often. Story was a little flat compared to the visual intrigue of the set and actors.
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