Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2011
Almodovar's most accomplished and most commercially successful comedy to date.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
June 14, 2007
The film's color scheme is like a makeup counter display, and the narrative has the same sort of spirit, with dabs of humor that gloss over or disrupt the heroine's grief.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 31, 2006
A feminist comedy with real bite; it always brings down the house.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 21, 2005
The gold standard for Almodovar's screwball farces.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
An exuberant comedy of manners drunk on its own outlandish melodrama.

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
The movie is a great introduction to Almodóvar's world...

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
An incisive, fast-paced romp with the serious theme of obsessive love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
In Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Mr. Almodovar sets out to charm rather than shock. That he succeeds should not come as a surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 7, 2002
Probably Pedro Almodovar's most completely accessible film -- certainly it's one of his funniest and most popular works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 25, 2002
Almodovar's funky widescreen style is captivating, but his madcap story is maddeningly devoid of seriousness.
| Original Score: 2/5
John A. Nesbit
ToxicUniverse.com
May 23, 2001
playful fun and the ensemble cast delivers
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Renshaw
Apollo Guide
May 12, 2001
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown doesn't exactly feel like a farce, even though that's quite obviously what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Women on the Verge is even wackier than [Almodovar's] other films -- it also just happens to be more universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This is painless sexual politics, a fiendish comedy full of prickles and pain and the bright shiny pinks of a matador's cape.
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Women slinks devilishly (and expertly) between farce, absurdism and tragedy.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 22, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
January 19, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
May 28, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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