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Set in the 1990s and present day, centers on a four-way tale of dangerous love, shot in the style of a hard-boiled 1950s American film noir.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 146
- Fresh: 119
- Rotten: 27
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's both ridiculous and ridiculously romantic, which is an apt description of a work shaped like a heart and structured like a pretzel.
Fresh: Amid all this dazzling artifice, the film's most authentic source of power comes from its star.
Fresh: Broken Embraces is a voluptuary of a film, drunk on primary colors, caressing Penelope Cruz, using the devices of a Hitchcock to distract us with surfaces while the sinister uncoils beneath.
Rotten: Perhaps Almodovar and film noir simply don't mix.
Come on anything this girl does is gunna be amazing. If u don't like the story just mute...and enjoy ;-j
Genuine and ravishing
The script is genuine and captivating from the very beginning. Characters are carefully matched with their actresses who happen to represent Almodovar's world in such a distinctive way that the color and extravagant takes that are so attractive in his movies just create a beautiful atmosphere, whichw cinema lovers will want not to abandon. It actually will haunt your thoughts for days. Penelope is extraordinary -whether you like her or not.
One of his best!-
- Broken Embraces
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