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Princesas (Princesses) Reviews

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August 24, 2006
The film is bookended by remarkably astute and soul-deep performances from both Peña and Nevárez, who adeptly reveal the many facets of their characters ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2006
Two prostitutes in Madrid struggle to survive and keep their dreams of a better life alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2006
The way that Aranoa so clearly venerates his lively women feels Almodóvar-esque, but the movie aims most of all to suggest that hookerdom is hell -- and it's neither realistic nor unsentimental enough to pull that off.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 23, 2006
Works best as a soberly witty commentary on the workplace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2006
Princesas starts as a serious examination of the two women's lives, but it descends into a mushy melodrama complete with schmaltzy music and dewy cinematography.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2006
This maudlin melodrama about prostitutes in Madrid is not, alas, the new film by Pedro Almódovar, but a dilution of his manner by the writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2006
De Aranoa never condescends to his subjects, and Caye's mixture of aggression and tenderness is appealingly authentic. Could this be the first film to use a cell phone ringtone to devastating emotional effect?
August 21, 2006
Even though a somewhat lesser work than his 'Mondays in the Sun,' Fernando León de Aranoa's 'Princesas' should impress a wider audience.
August 16, 2006
Leon shows us that hookers are neither bimbos nor machines, but human beings with needs like those in more respectable-- but less important-professions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 11, 2006
Another depiction of flesh trade hardships told with a mixture of somewhat disingenuously restrained grittiness, bittersweet pathos, and little of the depth that might help it stand out from the increasingly crowded prostitution-cinema pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 24, 2006
Writer/director Fernando Leon de Aranoa understands exactly when to conclude, without overstaying its welcome, nor does he make an attempt for melodramatics.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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