|Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: November 19, 1999||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Brimming with bittersweet wit and emotion and built with deceptively fluent craft.
The year's best foreign-language movie an absolute must-see.
The most heartfelt tribute to women -- specifically, actresses -- he's (Almodovar) ever made.
The most mature and satisfying work in a glittering, consistently surprising career.
This is humanism in drag: Almodovar's passionate redefinition of family values.
Pedro Almodovar's transfixing tragicomedy -- the best foreign movie of the year -- is also the best showcase for actresses in ages.
This is more than a movie: It's Almodovar's design for living.
Generous in spirit and always engaging as it demonstrates that no matter how difficult life may become, there's no excuse for being drab.
Almodovar has created an ecstatic homage to the women who have inspired him all his life.
Emerges as a thoughtful reflection on the many roles women must play throughout their lives.
The work of a talented filmmaker coasting on his own fumes.
Mothers definitely get their due here: Birth mothers, adoptive mothers and mothers-to-be - with the only men in sight (save for one young fatality and one old eccentric) being those who wear flashy makeup and sport breasts
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