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"...Emotionally satisfying and brilliantly played....[The film's] witty script focuses on the characters' stoic resilience and good humor..." Variety "...The best foreign movie of the year....A unique and unforgettable tribute to female solidarity..." Rolling Stone "...[The film] dramatises a general condition with formal elegance, nuanced observations and emotional resonance..." Sight and Sound "...Almodvar's masterwork, a synthesis of the director's fabulous fetishes..." -- Rating: A Entertainment Weekly "...It weaves life and art into a rich tapestry of love, loss and compassion..." New York Times "...Almodovar creates an impressively rich, evocative film replete with uniformly fine performances..." -- 4 out of 5 stars Box Office "...Mothers definitely get their due here....There is certainly an array of outrageous characters..."USA Today32.30666

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"[T]horoughly engrossing....Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography is exquisite from the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote to the many finely appointed interiors."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's full of fine performances -- not least Cruz....There's much to enjoy here..."Total Film "It's hot-blooded, haunting and totally embraceable."Rolling Stone "As a film that pays tribute to vintage '50s Hollywood, BROKEN EMBRACES is a visual delight."USA Today "[A] film that serves as a love letter to the movies, and a demonstration of the medium's mysterious power....Mr. Almodovar always loves to play games, thicken textures, keeps us enthralled by keeping us guessing."Wall Street Journal 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Cruz exudes a sensual aura of mystery that holds you spellbound."Rolling Stone "The visual and aural textures are lush and sensual, as we've come to expect from Mr. Almodovar, and yet the rich colors and deep sonorities somehow illuminate an unusually austere emotional terrain."New York Times "BROKEN EMBRACES welds Douglas Sirk melodrama to the most gracefully unsettling elements of Alfred Hitchcock, wrapping both in the stylish, hushed elegance that's become Almodovar's trademark since his mid-'90s reinvention." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "A vibrant, mature love letter to the making of movies, the meaning of movies, and the dark-eyed muse Penelope Cruz..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[R]avishing to watch. It's a sheer indulgence for Almodvar and just as indulgent for his fans."Box Office "The writer-director is up to his old tricks, creating an onion of an experience -- a movie within a movie within a movie, irony in each layer, poignancy that stings and whimsy that bites."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "BROKEN EMBRACES is a voluptuary of a film, drunk on primary colors, caressing Penelope Cruz, using the devices of Hitchcock to distract us with surfaces while the sinister uncoils beneath."Chicago Sun-Times Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "Dripping with primary colors, especially red, this is the year's most sumptuous film."Chicago Sun-Times "This is Cruz and Almodovar's fourth movie together, and it's a dizzyingly intricate genre-bender that expands upon the Spanish auteur's recurring obsession with movie love..."Washington Post 3 stars out of 5 -- "The film takes in an opulently shot interlude on Lanzarote, as well as nods to Hitchcock...Warhol's paintings and Almodovar's own early style."Uncut32.28392

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"[T]horoughly engrossing....Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography is exquisite from the volcanic landscapes of Lanzarote to the many finely appointed interiors."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's full of fine performances -- not least Cruz....There's much to enjoy here..."Total Film "It's hot-blooded, haunting and totally embraceable."Rolling Stone "As a film that pays tribute to vintage '50s Hollywood, BROKEN EMBRACES is a visual delight."USA Today "[A] film that serves as a love letter to the movies, and a demonstration of the medium's mysterious power....Mr. Almodovar always loves to play games, thicken textures, keeps us enthralled by keeping us guessing."Wall Street Journal 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Cruz exudes a sensual aura of mystery that holds you spellbound."Rolling Stone "The visual and aural textures are lush and sensual, as we've come to expect from Mr. Almodovar, and yet the rich colors and deep sonorities somehow illuminate an unusually austere emotional terrain."New York Times "BROKEN EMBRACES welds Douglas Sirk melodrama to the most gracefully unsettling elements of Alfred Hitchcock, wrapping both in the stylish, hushed elegance that's become Almodovar's trademark since his mid-'90s reinvention." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "A vibrant, mature love letter to the making of movies, the meaning of movies, and the dark-eyed muse Penelope Cruz..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[R]avishing to watch. It's a sheer indulgence for Almodvar and just as indulgent for his fans."Box Office "The writer-director is up to his old tricks, creating an onion of an experience -- a movie within a movie within a movie, irony in each layer, poignancy that stings and whimsy that bites."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "BROKEN EMBRACES is a voluptuary of a film, drunk on primary colors, caressing Penelope Cruz, using the devices of Hitchcock to distract us with surfaces while the sinister uncoils beneath."Chicago Sun-Times Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Best Foreign Films Of 2009" -- "Dripping with primary colors, especially red, this is the year's most sumptuous film."Chicago Sun-Times "This is Cruz and Almodovar's fourth movie together, and it's a dizzyingly intricate genre-bender that expands upon the Spanish auteur's recurring obsession with movie love..."Washington Post 3 stars out of 5 -- "The film takes in an opulently shot interlude on Lanzarote, as well as nods to Hitchcock...Warhol's paintings and Almodovar's own early style."Uncut32.28392

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"...A cleverly choreographed, slick and nicely observed comedy of manners..." Sight and Sound "...[A] most entertaining, deliberately benign new Spanish farce....Fiendishly funny..." New York Times Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1988" New York Times "...Rossy de Palma is startling....And there is a spectacularly fine shot of Maria Barranco..."Film Comment "...A funny movie full of sly comic touches....Bernardo Bonezzi's energetic score is as amusing as everything else in the film..." Los Angeles Times32.19024

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"...There's substance as well as style here. Almodovar opens your eyes first, then he knocks them out..." Rolling Stone "...An entertaining jumble....Almodovar works best when he is setting these lively characters in motion..." New York Times "...LAW OF DESIRE is truly bravura in its driving pace and nonchalant tone. Almodovar directs like a crack race driver who is fearless of the sharpest curves..." Los Angeles Times32.19024

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"...[A] darkly comic and uncommonly tender tale..." Rolling Stone "...Deliberately finer-grained and more mature....Marisa Paredes gives a performance of great interior power..." Sight and Sound "...[Almodovar] returns to form....As tart as ever..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...It's Almodovar's most committed work in years..." -- 3 out of 4 stars USA Today "...Propelled by stellar performances and a script that resonates with intelligence, subtlety and surprises..." Variety "...For Almodovar color is a wholly serious index to the soul, which is more unguardedly on display here than ever before in his work..." Film Comment32.19024

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"[A] voluptuous experience that invites you to gorge on its beauty and vitality."New York Times "Garcia Bernal exhibits a willingness to be daring. He also is a prodigious talent..."USA Today "[The] director is unsparing in depicting all the corruption that the passionate are prone to. It's tough stuff, and it's another great achievement by a filmmaker on a roll." Premiere "It's a film noir that grows more potent as its secrets are revealed." Entertainment Weekly "Garcia Bernal, in and out of drag, gives a juicy, jolting performance....He is the corrupt soul of a mesmeric movie that offers temptations impossible to resist." Rolling Stone "Almodovar is at his most breathtakingly complex and mature..."Los Angeles Times "Almodovar wants to intrigue and entertain us, and he certainly does, proving along the way that Gael Garcia Bernal has the same kind of screen presence that Antonio Banderas brought to Almodovar's earlier movies."Chicago Sun-Times31.90918

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3 stars out of 5 -- "A breathless, vibrant sex comedy, UNCONSCIOUS puts the farce into Freud....It's hysterical..."Total Film "The Barcelona locations are gorgeous, with interiors and exteriors in the ornate style known as modernisme....With just enough glamour and humour to satisfy European heritage aficionados."Sight and Sound "[I]ts fusion of a Sherlock Holmes-style detective story with a delirious bedroom farce in the spirit of early Pedro Almodovar is frequently very funny."New York Times0.2342138

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