Kiss of the Spider Woman Reviews

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December 11, 2019
The performances, by turns, smolder, ignite and explode in this haunting, highly original drama.
January 6, 2016
A bold and brassy classic that challenges social and political norms in a magnificent manner.
November 20, 2008
Babenco's film blends ideology with drama and betrayal for a tale as intellectually rewarding as it is passionate.
August 14, 2008
Argentine writer Manuel Puig's book Kiss of the Spider Woman has a theme that endures throughout all its various incarnations: that of human dignity and compassion surviving within a society that denies it.
August 11, 2008
Explores the rapture and torture of desire, and the tension between harsh reality and escapist fantasy. [DVD]
October 22, 2007
Centering on the camaraderie in prison between gay window-dresser and Marxist radical, the film is schematic, and the recreations of old movie scenes are uneven, but the acting is good.
November 6, 2005
May 8, 2005
August 22, 2004
Bold and touching performances by William Hurt and Raul Julia.
July 30, 2004
January 5, 2004
December 5, 2003
July 30, 2003
July 21, 2003
May 8, 2003
January 10, 2003
November 8, 2002
August 22, 2002
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July 27, 2001
Succeeds beyond all the trappings it sets up for itself and becomes an accomplished picture as a result.
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