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I'm So Excited! Reviews

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com
August 8, 2013
Despite the film's playfulness, it's still quite clear that we're in the hands of a master who takes the work seriously, if not the material or his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
July 26, 2013
[This is] Almodóvar for people who assume they can't get Almodóvar otherwise. It's Almodóvar for Target.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 26, 2013
A mescaline-alcohol-and-panic-fueled orgy of confessional dialogue, sex acts, arguments, confessional monologues, and more sex acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 25, 2013
Too broad for the tarmac.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 25, 2013
It's amusing fluff, but from an Oscar-winning dramatist, this return to comedy is a bit of a letdown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
July 15, 2013
To throw caution to the winds is one thing, but to jettison control of tone at the same time seems a liberty too far.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
July 11, 2013
The party in the sky comes to represent Almodovar's faith in the power of imagination, which allows us to transcend even the most horrifying tragedies.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 11, 2013
It's broad, occasionally uproarious, a little wheezy, and every so often inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
July 11, 2013
So light and inconsequential it may as well not exist. It makes you want to yank that annoying exclamation point out of the title, because it doesn't deserve it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 5, 2013
Almodovar is grabbing you by the lapels and talking into your face and making you see the life that's around you. "I'm So Excited" is frivolous, but it's the frivolity of a passionate and thinking person.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 5, 2013
This return to the past feels more lazy than liberating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 4, 2013
An airborne trifle that passes for Pedro Almodóvar's new film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michał Oleszczyk
RogerEbert.com
July 3, 2013
The set is obviously and intentionally fake, but instead of creating a sense of make-believe, it actually burdens the film and gives it a clinical air that's rather suffocating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dana Stevens
Slate
June 28, 2013
The sex jokes and performances are as broad as a barn, but it's a stylishly painted one ...
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
June 28, 2013
This farce set mostly aboard a transatlantic flight stuck in midair never launches.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
June 28, 2013
'I'm So Excited' is bursting with color, sass and sexiness ... it maintains a light feel throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 28, 2013
A campy, sex-obsessed spoof of airborne-disaster movies that never really gets off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2013
I can't remember when, if ever, Pedro Almodóvar has had as much flamboyant fun as he does in the high-flying comedy "I'm So Excited!"
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 27, 2013
[An] airless, uninvolving movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
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June 27, 2013
For all its jazzy formalism and bedroom-eyes bravado ... the movie feels uninvolving, a tribute to Hollywood screwball that's ultimately more wearyingly prankish than transgressive.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 27, 2013
Some of it qualifies as first-class hilarity, and all of the acting is superb.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
June 27, 2013
The tone of the movie is not so much vivacious as lurching and frantic, as if a senior had overdosed on Viagra.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
June 27, 2013
After a run of brilliant films that have deftly plumbed the dark side of the human soul, this new comedy makes it clear that Almodóvar remains one of the wildest, raunchiest and most hilarious directors of our generation.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 27, 2013
Everyone deserves a mindless break now and then, but Pedro Almodóvar's new comedy "I'm So Excited!" is so lacking in substance, one can't help wishing he'd taken his vacation off-screen instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
June 27, 2013
After establishing a jaunty tone with its candy-colored, Saul Bass-style opening credits, the film racks up a high strain-to-laugh ratio; there's a sense Almodóvar can't quite keep track of all his gags.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 26, 2013
The actors are charming, but the movie is like a helium balloon with a leak in it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 26, 2013
"I'm So Excited!" deliberately recalls the exuberant and outrageous cinema that first put Almodóvar, and the hedonistic cultural scene of post-Franco Spain, on the global map in the early '80s.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 25, 2013
The mix of the absurd and the acerbic is often sublime; for Almodóvar, even a country's deeply ingrained dilemmas are occasion for some leavening burlesque.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
June 25, 2013
I'm So Excited! is characterized by a distinct brand of unsuccessful yet ambitious storytelling, the kind often found in minor works by major masters.
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
June 25, 2013
Fabulous choreography and a thick strain of delicious sleaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.9/10
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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2013
Almodovar's campy in-flight comedy takes off and certainly gets off, but is otherwise a rocky ride.
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June 24, 2013
A hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality that unfolds as a cathartic experience for characters, auds and helmer alike.
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Katie Walsh
The Playlist
June 14, 2013
While there's drugs and sex and drinking and dancing, for sure, if one looks at I'm So Excited as a metaphor for the ills of society today and how we react to it, it becomes a much more poignant and biting satire of the state of our world...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
June 14, 2013
Scene after scene features a self-satisfied kookiness akin to spending time with a terrible comic unwilling to give up the mic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Ben Walters
Time Out
April 30, 2013
With its sprawling satire and knockabout tone, 'I'm So Excited' is the closest Almodóvar has come in years to early romps like 'Labyrinth', 'Pepi, Luci, Bom' and 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5