Miramax Films | Release Date: May 4, 1990 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
55
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 14 Critics
Positive:
8
Mixed:
4
Negative:
2
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There's a hushed, rapturous quality to its best parts, though, and the emotional interplay between Ricky and Marina has a scary immediacy that the movies rarely achieve. Almodovar dares a lot in this film. [4 May 1990]
50
In terms of psychology, it's an abysmal failure, too real to be symbolic, too symbolic to be realistic. [25 May 1990]
50
It's a movie that's too naive to be pornography and too callous to be art. [25 May 1990]
25
[Pedro Almodovar] gives it a nice try, but his approach turns out to be completely wrong for the material he's working with here. [25 May 1990]