Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: March 8, 1996 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 21 Critics
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If Leo's situation seems like a typical opening gambit by the director of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!", little else in this tight, quiet, razor-sharp film will feel familiar. [12 Apr 1996]
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Beautifully wrought and wonderfully acted, The Flower of My Secret is in fact the kind of film that George Cukor often made - and he surely would have been delighted at Almodovar's deft blend of humor, tenderness and wisdom. [13 Mar 1996]
90
The movie's metaphorical dimensions rarely interfere with the concrete, quirky pleasures of its story. The Flower of My Secret is Mr. Almodovar's most entertaining work since his phenomenal "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." [15 Mar 1996]
88
In short, Almodovar opens some new doors to his artists here, and they respond in surprising, captivating ways. [29 Mar 1996]
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Village VoiceElliott Stein
The Flower of My Secret is a return to form, although not a return to the sort of campy, transgressive comedies that rocketed Almodovar to the top of Spanish cinema during the liberated post-Franco early 1980s. [12 Mar 1996]
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It's not nearly as good as "Women," but it's still his most likable film since, and there is some definite magic in it. [5 Apr 1996]