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5 stars out of 5 -- "VOLVER finds Spain's favorite cinematic son Pedro Almodovar at the peak of his powers. Not only that, but he extracts a career-best performance from Penelope Cruz." Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] story saturated with Almodovar's love and compassion for women of all shapes, sizes and sentiments; a hearty tribute to the Spanish maestro's rural La Mancha roots..." Total Film "VOLVER has the convivial aspect of a family reunion..."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 4 -- "Cruz vindicates herself in dazzling style as a domestic goddess par excellence."Sight and Sound "Penelope Cruz comes into her own as an actress, being gorgeous and gritty, alive and thrilling."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 4 -- "With the help of six extraordinary actresses...Almodovar crafts one of the year's best films....VOLVER is Almodovar's passionate tribute to the community of women -- living and dead -- who nurtured him."Rolling Stone "The movie opens as borderline Hitchcock, echoing the tone of the filmmaker's bravura BAD EDUCATION....Almodovar rips the rug out from under the audience in a most delightful way." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "[T]he most significant reunion in VOLVER is the one that takes place between the filmmaker and actress who has best embodied his feminine ideal: Carmen Maura....An effective example of purely fictional filmmaking, grounded in script and performance."Film Comment "It draws you in, invites you to linger and makes you eager to return. It offers something better than realism."New York Times Included in Premiere's "10 Best Movies Of The Year" -- "[I]t's a nuanced slow-burner with near-endless resonance."Premiere Ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "[N]o one rivals Pedro Almodovar for speaking the language of love in all its permutations..."Rolling Stone Ranked #9 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."Film Comment 4 stars out of 5 -- "VOLVER is a vibrant, dazzling film that will surprise with each of its unexpected plot turns."Ultimate DVD 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Penelope Cruz's acting rises to a new level....This cruises on a full tank..."USA Today "Penelope Cruz is dazzling, passionate, witty, mercurial and yet unshakably grounded as Raimunda..."Wall Street Journal29.39908

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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."Uncut29.24417

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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."Uncut29.24417

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"Mr. Scott has seized your attention with a primitive, predatory vision, one red in tooth and claw."New York Times "Michael Fassbender is brilliant in a literate and richly textured tale of the Shakespearean consequences of one mans irrevocable act of avarice."Chicago Sun-Times "Scott is a fine fit for this tale of cutthroat backdoor business. The film looks spectacular..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club 4 stars out of 5 -- "Ridley Scotts hard-edged visuals are beautiful in their bleakness, all burnished sky and hi-def desert."Total Film29.10185

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"Mr. Scott has seized your attention with a primitive, predatory vision, one red in tooth and claw."New York Times "Michael Fassbender is brilliant in a literate and richly textured tale of the Shakespearean consequences of one mans irrevocable act of avarice."Chicago Sun-Times "Scott is a fine fit for this tale of cutthroat backdoor business. The film looks spectacular..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club 4 stars out of 5 -- "Ridley Scotts hard-edged visuals are beautiful in their bleakness, all burnished sky and hi-def desert."Total Film29.10185

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"When Ben Kingsley gets hold of a role he really connects with, he has no need to create fireworks; he lights up a character from within....There's a poetic irony to the idea that it took a female filmmaker to finally do justice to Philip Roth on screen." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "True to its title, ELEGY is a spare, meditative and melancholy film. It is a deeply affecting and profoundly observed saga about love, art, beauty and, especially, mortality."USA Today "[T]he film's unobtrusive but stylish cinematography is most notable for the space it gives to the performances and the occasionally amusing, always perceptive writing."Sight and Sound29.06324

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"When Ben Kingsley gets hold of a role he really connects with, he has no need to create fireworks; he lights up a character from within....There's a poetic irony to the idea that it took a female filmmaker to finally do justice to Philip Roth on screen." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "True to its title, ELEGY is a spare, meditative and melancholy film. It is a deeply affecting and profoundly observed saga about love, art, beauty and, especially, mortality."USA Today "[T]he film's unobtrusive but stylish cinematography is most notable for the space it gives to the performances and the occasionally amusing, always perceptive writing."Sight and Sound29.06324

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]erhaps the best PIRATES of them all....ON STRANGER TIDES trades on an exciting blend of clever comedy, swashbuckling adventure and thrilling action, all in brilliant digital 3D."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "ON STRANGER TIDES feels as fresh and bracingly exhilarating as the day Jack Sparrow first swashed his buckle, infusing new reckless energy into a franchise that shows no signs of furling its sails."Washington Post 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he fight scenes are as finely choreographed as ever."Total Film "The film boasts a nice seam of imagery concerning glass and water..."Sight and Sound28.87016

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]erhaps the best PIRATES of them all....ON STRANGER TIDES trades on an exciting blend of clever comedy, swashbuckling adventure and thrilling action, all in brilliant digital 3D."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "ON STRANGER TIDES feels as fresh and bracingly exhilarating as the day Jack Sparrow first swashed his buckle, infusing new reckless energy into a franchise that shows no signs of furling its sails."Washington Post 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he fight scenes are as finely choreographed as ever."Total Film "The film boasts a nice seam of imagery concerning glass and water..."Sight and Sound28.87016

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]erhaps the best PIRATES of them all....ON STRANGER TIDES trades on an exciting blend of clever comedy, swashbuckling adventure and thrilling action, all in brilliant digital 3D."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "ON STRANGER TIDES feels as fresh and bracingly exhilarating as the day Jack Sparrow first swashed his buckle, infusing new reckless energy into a franchise that shows no signs of furling its sails."Washington Post 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he fight scenes are as finely choreographed as ever."Total Film "The film boasts a nice seam of imagery concerning glass and water..."Sight and Sound28.87016

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"DP Javier Aguirresarobe makes locations and actors alike charming and delightful, bathing everything in a handsome, sun-glazed glow....[There are] glimmers of Allen's old confidence."Film Comment 3 stars out of 5 -- "Woody Allen goes Latin, and the romantic, richly comic result -- powered by a dream cast -- is his sexiest movie ever....Cruz is a stunner in every sense of the word..."Rolling Stone "VICKY CRISTINA trips along winningly, carried by the beauty of its locations and stars -- and all the gauzy romanticism those enchanted places and people imply..."New York Times "[E]xhilarating, captivating and enjoyable....Woody Allen's latest comedy about the vagaries of passion, set in Barcelona, shows that lovely Spanish city off to its best advantage, just as it does its lead actors."USA Today "[P]roviding a setting so distinct from anything else in Allen's oeuvre that it creates the pleasurable illusion of something completely different."Premiere 3 stars out of 5 -- "The performances of Bardem, Cruz, Johansson and Hall are delightfully inventive....This may not be vintage Woody Allen, but it's certainly the best thin he has done in a long time..."Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he story is beautifully judged. This time when the lights come up, we're sadder and wiser in the best sense."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "A dispatch from the battle between the head and heart....It's clear, perceptive and, most surprisingly, hot-headed and frisky."Empire28.87016

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"DP Javier Aguirresarobe makes locations and actors alike charming and delightful, bathing everything in a handsome, sun-glazed glow....[There are] glimmers of Allen's old confidence."Film Comment 3 stars out of 5 -- "Woody Allen goes Latin, and the romantic, richly comic result -- powered by a dream cast -- is his sexiest movie ever....Cruz is a stunner in every sense of the word..."Rolling Stone "VICKY CRISTINA trips along winningly, carried by the beauty of its locations and stars -- and all the gauzy romanticism those enchanted places and people imply..."New York Times "[E]xhilarating, captivating and enjoyable....Woody Allen's latest comedy about the vagaries of passion, set in Barcelona, shows that lovely Spanish city off to its best advantage, just as it does its lead actors."USA Today "[P]roviding a setting so distinct from anything else in Allen's oeuvre that it creates the pleasurable illusion of something completely different."Premiere 3 stars out of 5 -- "The performances of Bardem, Cruz, Johansson and Hall are delightfully inventive....This may not be vintage Woody Allen, but it's certainly the best thin he has done in a long time..."Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he story is beautifully judged. This time when the lights come up, we're sadder and wiser in the best sense."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "A dispatch from the battle between the head and heart....It's clear, perceptive and, most surprisingly, hot-headed and frisky."Empire28.87016

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]erhaps the best PIRATES of them all....ON STRANGER TIDES trades on an exciting blend of clever comedy, swashbuckling adventure and thrilling action, all in brilliant digital 3D."Box Office 3 stars out of 4 -- "ON STRANGER TIDES feels as fresh and bracingly exhilarating as the day Jack Sparrow first swashed his buckle, infusing new reckless energy into a franchise that shows no signs of furling its sails."Washington Post 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he fight scenes are as finely choreographed as ever."Total Film "The film boasts a nice seam of imagery concerning glass and water..."Sight and Sound28.87016

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"...[Depp's] witty, spare performance gives the picture a poignancy....Mr. Demme's storytelling is quick and engaging..."New York Times "...Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous, this high-wire act is a movie and a half..."Rolling Stone "...Intriguing....Depp's physical transformation is chilling. It's a fearless performance shorn of all movie-star vanity, and Jung emerges as a striking individual..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Clickety-clack pacing and inventive supporting casting....Consistently compelling..."USA Today "...[Demme] capitalizes on his strongest assets: a knack for comedy and an ambitious taste for scale..."Sight and Sound "...Vigorous direction and attention to detail....Uniformly excellent performances....Depp provides a remarkably supple performance in the lead role..."Hollywood Reporter "...Buoyant and flavorful....[With] impressive widescreen lensing..."Variety28.87016

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4 stars out of 5 -- "With a stunning lead performance from Daniel Day-Lewis and a glorious supporting cast of international female stars, this dreamlike fantasia set in the go-go Italia of the mid-1960s will sweep those willing to succumb to its ravishing 'dolce vita' right off their feet."Box Office "Sophisticated, sexy and stylishly decked out, Rob Marshall's disciplined, tightly focused film impresses and amuses as it extravagantly renders the creative crisis of a middle-aged Italian director, circa 1965."Variety "Fergie, as an oh-so-Fellini-esque beach drifter, turns herself into a wild electric siren."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] hot-blooded musical fantasia full of song, dance, raging emotion and simmering sexuality....NINE fires on all cylinders."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "[It's] good to see Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz carve something poignant and true from their roles."Total Film0.8600662

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4 stars out of 5 -- "With a stunning lead performance from Daniel Day-Lewis and a glorious supporting cast of international female stars, this dreamlike fantasia set in the go-go Italia of the mid-1960s will sweep those willing to succumb to its ravishing 'dolce vita' right off their feet."Box Office "Sophisticated, sexy and stylishly decked out, Rob Marshall's disciplined, tightly focused film impresses and amuses as it extravagantly renders the creative crisis of a middle-aged Italian director, circa 1965."Variety "Fergie, as an oh-so-Fellini-esque beach drifter, turns herself into a wild electric siren."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] hot-blooded musical fantasia full of song, dance, raging emotion and simmering sexuality....NINE fires on all cylinders."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "[It's] good to see Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz carve something poignant and true from their roles."Total Film0.782837

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4 stars out of 5 -- "With a stunning lead performance from Daniel Day-Lewis and a glorious supporting cast of international female stars, this dreamlike fantasia set in the go-go Italia of the mid-1960s will sweep those willing to succumb to its ravishing 'dolce vita' right off their feet."Box Office "Fergie, as an oh-so-Fellini-esque beach drifter, turns herself into a wild electric siren."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] hot-blooded musical fantasia full of song, dance, raging emotion and simmering sexuality....NINE fires on all cylinders."Rolling Stone "Sophisticated, sexy and stylishly decked out, Rob Marshall's disciplined, tightly focused film impresses and amuses as it extravagantly renders the creative crisis of a middle-aged Italian director, circa 1965."Variety 3 stars out of 5 -- "[It's] good to see Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz carve something poignant and true from their roles."Total Film0.782837

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4 stars out of 5 -- "With a stunning lead performance from Daniel Day-Lewis and a glorious supporting cast of international female stars, this dreamlike fantasia set in the go-go Italia of the mid-1960s will sweep those willing to succumb to its ravishing 'dolce vita' right off their feet."Box Office "Sophisticated, sexy and stylishly decked out, Rob Marshall's disciplined, tightly focused film impresses and amuses as it extravagantly renders the creative crisis of a middle-aged Italian director, circa 1965."Variety "Fergie, as an oh-so-Fellini-esque beach drifter, turns herself into a wild electric siren."Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] hot-blooded musical fantasia full of song, dance, raging emotion and simmering sexuality....NINE fires on all cylinders."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "[It's] good to see Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz carve something poignant and true from their roles."Total Film0.782837

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"Weide lovingly and painstakingly tells the story of how Allen blossomed as a filmmaker."Sight and Sound0.386146

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"Weide lovingly and painstakingly tells the story of how Allen blossomed as a filmmaker."Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "Illustrated with clips and talking heads aplenty, A DOCUMENTARY starts enthusiastically."Total Film "[T]his is respectful documentary-making about a heritage artist....The best content finds Allen returning to the house where he was born..."Uncut0.3089168

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"...Berry takes on the plump genre role with tense earnestness. And she's met head-on by Robert Downey Jr...." Entertainment Weekly "The casting of Halle Berry is useful to the movie, because she evokes a vulnerable quality that triggers our concern."Chicago Sun-Times0.193073

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"Amid its madcap derring-do, the movie inserts clear, simple alarms about environmental protection, African despotism, global interdependence and bureaucratic cowardice."New York Times "[With] entertaining action sequences. Dirk, Eva and Al have an amazing series of close calls in the desert..."Chicago Sun-Times "[A]s the breathtaking scenery does its work, you're irresistibly entertained..."Uncut "Matthew McConaughey is a charismatic lead. His double-act with Steve Zahn's sidekick Al is nicely droll..."Sight and Sound0.193073

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"Amid its madcap derring-do, the movie inserts clear, simple alarms about environmental protection, African despotism, global interdependence and bureaucratic cowardice."New York Times "[With] entertaining action sequences. Dirk, Eva and Al have an amazing series of close calls in the desert..."Chicago Sun-Times "[A]s the breathtaking scenery does its work, you're irresistibly entertained..."Uncut "Matthew McConaughey is a charismatic lead. His double-act with Steve Zahn's sidekick Al is nicely droll..."Sight and Sound0.193073

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