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Julieta finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar revisiting familiar themes -- and doing so with his signature skill.



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After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined her current life. This drama is directed by Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar.

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All Critics (192) | Top Critics (30)

  • Suárez gives a searing performance in the lead role, her grief overwhelming her to the point where she physically wears it on her body.

    Feb 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Almodóvar makes a game effort to replicate Munro's complex, nonchronological storytelling, though the three tales don't hang together as well as one might hope.

    Feb 2, 2017 | Full Review…
  • "Julieta" is a paean to longing, regret and the often painful experience of being human.

    Jan 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "Julieta" is filled with Almodóvar's usual attention to vivid color (a turquoise turtleneck worn by young Julieta seems to add notes to the film's moody musical score), and to the ways women talk to each other.

    Jan 25, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Pedro Almodóvar's latest isn't his strongest, but his vibrant, vivid world of women is always a great place to be.

    Jan 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

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  • The moral of the story is clear: watch out for morals. They corrode the aforementioned generosity and understanding, leaving us lonely and bereft.

    Jan 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Julieta

  • Sep 20, 2016
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2016
    I don't know what is so revelatory about what Julieta wants to tell her daughter, all I know for sure is that this corny soap opera feels more like a cheap excuse for Almodóvar to tell whatever comes to his mind even if he doesn't really seem to have anything to say.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2016
    Sophisticated but schmaltzy and formulaic. There is no emotional payoff for our investment in the characters.
    Pierluigi P Super Reviewer

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