Live Flesh (Carne trémula) Reviews

July 13, 2007
The film also feels curiously underpopulated, unenlivened by any sparky character bits.
June 5, 2002
The film lacks the anarchic weirdness of some of his best, and without the camp elements it becomes obvious just how like a telenovela the goings-on are.
April 12, 2002
The overall purpose of Live Flesh, the latest and reputedly most 'mature' work from Spanish bad-boy director Pedro Almodovar, remains engigmatic.
January 1, 2000
I can only conclude that the people who think Flower and Live Flesh represent the new, mature Almodvar think that his earlier pictures were immature.
January 1, 2000
This is the first Almodovar movie that could be called boring.
January 1, 2000
One wonders why Almodvar even bothered.
January 1, 2000
While despair underlies Almodovar's film...the director attempts to lighten up with some misplaced jokes. These, though, are never any more than a brief respite from the irritating mess in which the characters embroil themselves.
January 1, 2000
The real trouble with this movie is that it represents the continuing departure of Almodovar from the chaotic, riotous and anti-social roots that gave his best movies their zest.