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Broken Embraces Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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One failing in the film is how boring it is to watch Cruz pretend to be a bad actress. The comic movie within a movie, which borrows from Women on the Verge, isn't funny.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

January 6, 2010
Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Almodóvar and Cruz fail to engage this time around.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au | Original Score: 3/5

December 31, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Perhaps Almodovar and film noir simply don't mix.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 24, 2009
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

More sub-Sirk-ian soap from Pedro Almodóvar, who was once a must-see filmmaker.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

December 23, 2009
Giles Hardie
smh.com.au

When film makers start making films about film makers, you begin to worry that they've run out of inspiration.

Full Review Source: smh.com.au | Original Score: 2/5

December 23, 2009
Tom Hutchinson
Filmstar Magazine

The director's previous films...are all, in some way, about cinema - but this need is especially acute in Broken Embraces, which eats its own tail.

Full Review Source: Filmstar Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

August 29, 2009
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

A cliche-ridden exercise that never exhibits any real heart and focuses on characters who never come alive, it also never comes close to living up to the promise of the names in the credits.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 18, 2010
Hilton Thomas
Empire Magazine Australasia

Sorry, Pedro, but this tepid trudge through the shallow stuff of men is most remarkable for being such a dramatic under-performer.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 2/5

December 14, 2009
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute

Not every time a filmmaker and his muse collaborate is it going to be a cause for celebration. Broken Embraces is a perfect example of that disappointing truth.

Full Review Source: The Movie Minute

November 18, 2009
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The latest from Pedro Almodovar is a melo-tragicomedy so twisty that it eventually twisted the interest right out of me.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 25, 2009
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Old-hat tropes under a superficially stunning veneer.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 21, 2009
Colin Newton
Sunday Mail (Australia)

Broken Embraces is Almodovar on autopilot.

Full Review Source: Sunday Mail (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 14, 2009
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2/5

October 13, 2009
Michelle Orange
Movieline

Even beautifully executed, formally flawless constraint does not quite suit Almodovar.

Full Review Source: Movieline

December 1, 2009
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A self-reflective melodrama about filmmaking and revenge.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um dos piores trabalhos de Almodóvar, aqui totalmente entregue ŕ auto-indulgęncia, ao melodrama barato e ŕs caricaturas (o que năo é novidade), mas sem a sensibilidade costumeira que normalmente contrabalança seus excessos.

| Original Score: 1/5

June 19, 2010
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

Gives us few reasons not to stay to the ending, but the ultimate revelation of Blanco's pain ... disappoints.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2010
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Feels like a mixed bag of smart ideas and nods to other pictures, rather than a coherent, distinct work of art.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

May 19, 2009
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com

for all of his elegant homage, reflection, and beautiful treatment of Cruz, Almodóvar's actual storytelling gets a little hoary

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2009
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una obra auto referencial que es, en definitiva, la menos inspirada en la etapa reciente de Almodóvar. Sigue siendo un director inquieto, en más de un sentido audaz e inconformista, pero esta vez no conmueve.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

December 28, 2009
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