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Law of Desire Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Don Willmott
November 3, 2009
a pivotal and unmissable piece of the Almodóvar puzzle, a romp that is Pedro at his young and kinky best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Almodóvar's affection for his characters ... makes his engagingly loopy narrative more than a simple Telemundo-on-acid joke.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The film bristles with energy and bright interludes before the lugubrious plot takes over...
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 24, 2007
provocative psychological study about the potential devastating cost of wanton love
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
June 17, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 1, 2004
A bold, daring work that is as shocking and impressive today as it was nearly 20 years ago when it was first released.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Pauline Kael
New Yorker
January 14, 2013
This wild man has a true talent.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
[A] great film from Spanish director Pedro Almódovar's early career...
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
What it lacks in depth, 'Law of Desire' makes up in surface energy, with a lively cast, a turbulent plot and a textbook-worthy collection of case histories.
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
December 18, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
October 8, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
January 1, 2013
This intriguing erotic melodrama is one of Almodovar's few explicitly gay films.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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