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Broken Embraces Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Christine Champ
Film.com
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Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A-

May 6, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 4, 2011
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 3, 2011

Continues the director's streak of reliably elegant, original works, making the case, once again, that there are few other European directors working today who can match his particular blend of thought-provoking, artful, yet wholly accessible cinema.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 8.1/10

July 4, 2010
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

Pedro Almodovar reteams with Penelope Cruz, and you have your review right there.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3/4

May 10, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

I must be completely dazzled by Pedro Almodóvar's current skills as a filmmaker because I really enjoyed Broken Embraces even though I had several reasons not to.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 8/10

March 24, 2010
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The broken field running of the film's time line requires each viewer to reassemble the story in his head.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

March 14, 2010
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

While the writing isn't as sharp or as funny as it is in Almodovar's best movies, so be it--it's a hell of a lot sharper and more interesting than most of the mass-produced movies coming out of Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B+

February 7, 2010
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Above all, "Broken Embraces" shows how deeply Almodóvar is in love with movies, not just as things to be watched and enjoyed, but to be felt deep in the bones.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 4/4

February 4, 2010
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A very worthy close-out for his remarkable output of the last decade.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

January 20, 2010
Matthew Sorrento
IdentityTheory

In Almodóvar, the past is reckoned by characters of the present, a layering over which we revel.

Full Review Source: IdentityTheory | Original Score: 9/10

January 16, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Almodovar dives into this knotty, plotty mess the only way he can - with utter abandon and what might be best described as a kind of artful recklessness.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 87/100

January 16, 2010
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

The unbeatable Oscar-winning combination of legendary Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodovar and international superstar beauty Penelope Cruz makes this lavishly mounted melodrama a cinematic gem.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 15, 2010
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Sex, cinema and fate -- three of Pedro Almodovar's favorite subjects -- are lovingly examined in his Broken Embraces.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2010
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

By this point, the phrase 'Un Film de Almodovar' connotes a genre unto itself, as identifiable by its themes, character types and visual trademarks as a Western, Hammer horror movie or vintage screwball comedy.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

January 15, 2010
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A rich, tangled and layered work whose lurid, sensual style -- and seething and ebbing score by Alberto Iglesias -- is like lava cooling upon the volcano below.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 14, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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While it may not be Almodóvar's greatest work, it still stands well above most other films in terms of intrigue, intelligence and innovation.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

January 8, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 8, 2010
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