Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
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  1. Reviewed by: Graham Rae
    30
    Speaking as a reviled straight male, I would say that the only true saving grace about this film is Penelope Cruz's performance.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 208 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 69
  2. Negative: 7 out of 69
  1. Mar 30, 2013
    9
    Obra maestra de Pedro Almodóvar, ofreciendo una historia totalmente dramática con el saber hacer de 4 buenísimas actrices españolas, como sonObra maestra de Pedro Almodóvar, ofreciendo una historia totalmente dramática con el saber hacer de 4 buenísimas actrices españolas, como son Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas y Blanca Portillo. Preciosa la interpretación de Pe cantando Voler de Estrella Morente. Full Review »
  2. Jul 22, 2013
    7
    With a predominantly female cast, the story is unveiled in quite a refreshing and unusual way. I have to admit I did like the way everythingWith a predominantly female cast, the story is unveiled in quite a refreshing and unusual way. I have to admit I did like the way everything was taken in a very practical way. No navel gazing going on here! All the performances were excellent with Penélope Cruz showing us just what a great actress she is, this time in her native tongue. Although I felt it was good, I didn’t feel it was great; maybe a second viewing at a later date might knock it over that level, but for now, it didn’t quite get over the line. Still, there is much to admire here and I’m glad I took the time to give it a look.

    SteelMonster’s verdict: RECOMMENDED

    My score: 7.4/10
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  3. Oct 3, 2012
    9
    With the help of excellent actresses and great plots we watch the film and remain speechless. Especially Carmen Maura in the role of theWith the help of excellent actresses and great plots we watch the film and remain speechless. Especially Carmen Maura in the role of the mother is a masterpiece. Cruz, the muse of Almodovar, is a natural force of the character, which she created. Colourful scenery, which is an excellent choice, contrasts with full of ridiculous or scary ideas. The scenario still surprises spectator. It is hard to find as good as here analyse of women Full Review »