Live Flesh (Carne trémula) Reviews

January 9, 2018
A single ricochet gunshot propels the plot and dramatically alters the lives of the quintet. The result is a vengeful, five-way battle of wits.
September 7, 2011
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
This is the first Almodovar movie that could be called boring.
January 1, 2000
Despite his erotic fixations, Pedro Almodvar is the cinema's last true innocent.
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.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Almodovar seems more assured here, confident that he can interest us without overt winking and tomfoolery.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Like the gorgeous cinematography (which is used to good effect to eroticize a sex scene), this is all part of Almodovar's stylistic package. Never has it been more impressive than here, where everything (not just the flesh) is vibrant with life.
January 1, 2000
Almodovar, whose work here has newly sophisticated polish, appreciates the dark twists of this story along with the eroticism that bring heat to all the scheming.
January 16, 1998