Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) Reviews

December 10, 2019
A curiously uninvolving effort from Pedro Almodovar...
October 31, 2019
A two hour exercise in navel gazing. However Antonio Banderas gets better and better with age as an actor.
October 11, 2019
The disconnected memories and disparate gripes of Almodóvar's protagonist never quite cohere into a compelling whole, though the colors are nice.
October 11, 2019
The movie's expressive moments-and there are many-are largely uprooted, decontextualized, and dematerialized, planted like index cards rather than allowed to unfold and to develop.
August 22, 2019
[Antonio] Banderas has a tentative charm - he is always holding something in reserve - and is captivating in an encounter with an old flame, Federico, but he's fighting a losing battle against the lugubriousness of the material.
May 20, 2019
Banderas looks the part and does the best he can with the material provided.
May 17, 2019
The film often rings hollow.
March 22, 2019
Indeed watching the film, which is more about pain than glory, sometimes feels a little too much like a couple of hours in the company of your ailing, aged aunt: You feel her pain, but you wish she wouldn't go on about it so much.
March 21, 2019
My problem with Banderas's interpretation is that the character leaves me cold or smells of eternal imposture. Everyone has fun as they want or as they can. [Full Review in Spanish]