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  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Rebecca (Abril) married her actress mother's (Paredes) first love. When he is murdered, they come to terms with their relationship with each other.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
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  1. 75
    An Almodovar film is always an exercise in style, but High Heels also generates narrative energy and mystery, and provides what was, for me, a genuine surprise at the end.
  2. 75
    It's an admirable attempt, though a less than completely successful one. The film's disappointments lie not so much in Almodovar's controlled, respectful direction as in the strange gaps and displacements of his screenplay, which never seems to supply the scenes we most want to see. [20 Dec 1991]
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    63
    A stylish but disappointing spoof which lacks the satiric gusto of director Pedro Almodovar's earlier works.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    Mostly it's Paredes' imperious - then surprisingly generous - high-handedness that carries High Heels. [20 Dec 1991]
  5. Those who miss the wildness of his premainstream work will probably be only partially appeased.
  6. The story is stylishly filmed and acted with high spirits, but there's not much going on in many of its colorful shots.
  7. 40
    It feels more like a prosaic knockoff than a classically inspired original.

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