Opening

43% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
41% If I Stay Aug 22
18% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
8% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
15% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
32% The Giver $12.3M
20% Into The Storm $7.9M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
65% Lucy $5.5M
39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
86% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

Premieres Tonight

33% BoJack Horseman: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Kika (1993)

tomatometer

40

Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3

No consensus yet.

audience

72

liked it
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 7,179

My Rating

Movie Info

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar returns to his recurring framework of offbeat sexuality and death with this colorful comedy. Kika (Veronica Forque) is a Madrid makeup artist who falls in love with Ramon (Alex Casanovas), a dead man whose face Kika is hired to prepare for a funeral. Kika's attraction resurrects Ramon, and the two begin cohabiting. Kika becomes embroiled in a pair of criminal schemes, one involving her maid Juana (Rossy De Palma) and Juana's amorous, retarded brother Pablo

R,

Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Pedro Almodóvar

Nov 26, 1997

Trimark

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (5) | DVD (3)

Kika is actually one of this film maker's more buoyant recent efforts, a sly, rambunctious satire that moves along merrily until it collapses -- as many Almodovar films finally do -- under the weight of its own clutter.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It doesn't matter that Kika doesn't make sense -- doesn't even try to make sense. It's just so much fun to watch.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Something alarming has happened to Almodovar: He has become commonplace and predictable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Almodovar's central parody is strong enough to save this film from floundering too much or too often. It's daring and nasty, but rarely brilliant.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Kika is a kinky post-modern pastiche fatally short on substance and energy.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto Weekly

Painfully flat.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

Almodovar's latest movie, Kika, is...an outrageous campy comedy about the omnipresence of tabloid TV.

January 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Movieline
Movieline

A riot of colors, Kika is sometimes sick, sometimes playful, but consistently hilarious and entertaining in ways that few films have been lately.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Kika

For me, Kika represents the last of the trashy Almodóvar films that I think maybe he did to death. Granted there is enough of his signature humour and strong female performances to like but personally, I really tired of the tasteless 'rape humour'. I liked the character of Kika but after a good start, it just went downhill, only peaking in the last minute, albeit a bit too late to save it.
November 16, 2011
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Pointless. The trash being used to "make laugh". Stupid people, things and situations supposed to be funny. After half hour, I simply turned it off. What a waste of time!



August 5, 2009
5oclockcoffee

Super Reviewer

My least favourite of Almodovar?s so far, the plot seemed quite weak and there was very little excitement to it.

Almodovar gave some added controversy here, by making a rape scene into a bit of a comedy moment, I would be interested to see what people?s comments are and how many will feel it reached over the controversial line?
March 1, 2009
76Majikat

Super Reviewer

Irreverent and hilarious, KIKA is Pedro Almodovar's craziest film. Back are the usual Almodovar elements: colors, dramedy, sexual deviation, murder. The film works thanks to the funny script by Pedro, and the amazing performance by Veronica Forqué as the title character. The rest of the cast is very good too: Peter Coyote, Rossy De Palma, Victoria Abril (in a marvelous role) and Àlex Casanovas.
August 23, 2008

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Kika on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Critics Consensus
Critics Consensus

Sin City 2 is a So-So Sequel

<em>The Simpsons</em>
The Simpsons

Catch up on 25 seasons of hilarity

Total Recall
Total Recall

Robert Rodriguez's 10 Best Movies

Worst Summer Movies
Worst Summer Movies

We list the 60 worst since 1975

Red Carpet Roundup
Red Carpet Roundup

Best red carpet pictures of the week

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile