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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 16, 2013
Almodovar's early work is saltry, erotic, even perverse, but very seductive to watch
Full Review | Original Score: B
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
March 4, 2010
follows a bizarre, but ultimately logical path
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
The "prolonged orgasm" is Almodóvar's format and tenor
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
September 22, 2006
It's a useful look at this Spanish auteur finding his way but lacks the elan of his later work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
fascinating and wonderfully lurid!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The movie looks terrific and is acted with absolute, straight-faced conviction by the excellent cast...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2003
A richly detailed, physically gorgeous movie (Almodovar's most professional-looking work to that time) that almost has too much on its mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The sincerity here is of a special cracked sort -- the brand that induces laughter but is undiminished by it.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Murder, mutilation, suicide and rape...[are] just a few of Matador's popcorn-incompatible themes. But [Almodovar] swirls his cape over these chargers so imaginatively, shamelessly and inventively, his flamboyance wins the day.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
A consistently audacious fantasy of sex and violence set in a modern-day Madrid where everyone is ready to surrender to his or her particular passions.
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
If you're in the mood for an edgy, stylish piece of erotica, then "Matador" should leave you panting for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 8, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Leonard Klady
Movie City News
July 18, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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