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Broken Embraces

  R HD

Pedro Almodóvar

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Plot Summary

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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82%
  • Reviews Counted: 147
  • Fresh: 120
  • 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. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Perhaps Almodovar and film noir simply don't mix. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This melancholy romance is the first Almodovar feature I've ever really liked, an expertly fashioned melodrama that steers mercifully clear of his usual puckishness and star-mongering. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Peneolpe Cruz

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.

:::Excellent:::

One of his best!-

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2009

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