Reviews

Jan 24, 2022
Classic Almodóvar - feminist, beautiful, and full of twists and turns.
Jan 24, 2022
Cruz excels, as usual, as his leading lady, but there's a slight change of tone from Almodóvar.
Jan 24, 2022
A tantalizing tale of romance, friendship and betrayal, bookended by a historical fulcrum that seemingly belongs in another movie.
Jan 23, 2022
Penelope Cruz, collaborating with Pedro Almodóvar for the seventh time, relishes the chance to play a character consumed by turmoil.
Jan 22, 2022
Almodovar remains one of his generation's great directors, and he only seems to get better with age.
Jan 22, 2022
Pedro Almodóvar's latest soap opera is, as usual, impeccably made, making use of its physical spaces to both enhance and control the characters' emotions. Yet it still feels like one of his lesser efforts.
Jan 22, 2022
Cruz is absolutely radiant and confident with Janis' passion for life, family, and work. It then allows Cruz to find that sharp stark contrast as she uncovers the truths that lay ahead for Janis.
Jan 22, 2022
Almodóvar juggles comedy and drama to terrifically entertaining ends, aided by a tip-top Penélope Cruz. It's hard to think of a more exciting actor-director partnership working today.
Jan 22, 2022
"Parallel Mothers" is a thinking person's melodrama.
Jan 22, 2022
A solid drama with a spectacular performance from Penélope Cruz.
Jan 22, 2022
Almodóvar's screenplay subtly plants seeds that his actresses nurture. As a result, Cruz delivers some of the best work of her career.
Jan 22, 2022
Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit play two new mothers from very different backgrounds in the Spanish director's latest study in female interiority.
Jan 21, 2022
By the movie's end, Almodovar has reminded us of a lesson that goes beyond Spain, the Spanish Civil War, and totalitarianism.
Jan 21, 2022
Connects motherhood/womenhood w/righting past wrongs, as new Moms negotiate pitfalls as they move toward healing themselves and those around them ... like mothers tend to do.
Jan 21, 2022
Parallel Mothers, the 2021 Spanish drama written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, is an unflinching look at motherhood, love, and loss.
Jan 21, 2022
It's a potent mixture of elements, and Parallel Mothers somehow works even if upon second-glance, the over-arching structure might seem to be manipulative. It isn't, in any way.
Jan 21, 2022
An intricate chamber drama-fleet, fluent, without hesitation, with wholehearted assurance-that weaves... of a national history that is literally still buried along with victims of the mass murders of Franco's fascist regime.
Jan 20, 2022
Parallel Mothers is Almodóvar's most pompous and unconvincingly political film.
Jan 20, 2022
Almodóvar handles the material with poise and a nimble hand, and fills his frames with bold splashes of color and lively visual poetry.
Jan 20, 2022
A film that grabs you despite its unevenness and leaves you wanting more. [Full review in Spanish]