Labyrinth of Passion


Labyrinth of Passion

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This early offering from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is a screwball sex tale of mistaken identity focusing on the director's usual collection of oddball characters, primarily a female punk rocker, an incestuous ob-gyn and a noblewoman desperate to be artificially inseminated with a sperm sample from the Iranian imperial family.

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Critic Reviews for Labyrinth of Passion

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (8)

  • [Labyrinth of Passion]...shows off the bright, gaudy visual style, the breezy manner and the exuberant energy that are Mr. Almodovar's particular virtues.

    Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 4/5
  • Almodovar (who has a cameo as a leather-jacketed transvestite rock singer) has already learned (somewhat) how to pull off such a difficult act, by treating the potentially offensive with such cartoonish abandon that it becomes ridiculous to take offense.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Though coarser and cheaper than Almodovar's later efforts, this comic orgy is prototypically Pedrovian.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • An early and rather choice effort from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
  • Pedro Almodóvar's films have an admirable newness and originality that shouldn't be ignored. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Almodovar's second film is, among other things, a satirical critique of mainstream culture definition of love

    Jun 4, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Labyrinth of Passion

  • Jan 28, 2014
    Better than his first, "Labyrinth of Passion" starts slow, builds slow, and has an over-the-top obnoxious finale that actually made the grueling 75 minutes prior worth it.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2010
    Early and great Almodovar! We start to see what become recurring themes in his later films - homosexuality, prostitutes and cross dressers..all representing deep held emotions and feelings that are experienced by us all.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2010
    early Almodovar tale of a gay terrorist, a nymphomaniac, and a Prince.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2009
    A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza Niro discovers that Sadec and his colleagues are after him, he disguises himself as a punk rocker, and falls in love with the stunning Sexilia, his first straight relationship. Meanwhile Queti, Sexilia's "biggest fan", helps Sexilia come to terms with her new life-style.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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