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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

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  1. Possibly due to the story's origin as a Ruth Rendell novel, this is the most coherent, viewer-friendly narrative he's ever filmed.
  2. 70
    It's all very clever but not really provocative - though a layer of political subtext may make the scenario seem funnier and more meaningful.
  3. Some of the action is as lurid as the title, but passionate performances and ingenious visuals make this the most absorbing movie by Spanish director Almodvar since his great comedy "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."