Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) Reviews

August 26, 2014
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! comes from a transitional phase in Almodvar's career, one in which he was using bigger budgets to hone his aesthetic, create characters with greater depth, but still indulge a punkish urge to shock.
September 16, 2013
A curiously uplifting watch despite such a morose subject-matter.
July 17, 2011
Though this controversial film about romantic, sado-masochistic love in the hetero world is weak and ultimately disappointing, it's still worth seeing for understanding Almodovar's evolution.
May 26, 2006
One of those movies that makes you laugh if you sit back and absorb the entire absurd situation at once.
April 21, 2006
Typically nutty and passionate Almodovar
November 4, 2005
October 10, 2005
November 21, 2004
January 16, 2004
November 13, 2003
October 1, 2003
Psychodrama and dark humor flow freely from this setup.
August 5, 2003
Perhaps its greatest truth comes from two of its characters watching a movie in production: one notes that the film is more a love story than a horror story. Replies the movie's director, 'Sometimes the two are indistinguishable.'
October 31, 2002
January 9, 2002
If you've never seen an Almodovar film before, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! would be a good place to start because it contains many of the virtues of his best films...
August 29, 2001
A brave, convention-challenging sex farce about the ties that bind us in love.
February 27, 2001
a deranged, provocative romance, which somehow manages to generate a real sense of affection amid the handcuffs, surgical tape, and rope
January 1, 2000
A writer-director driven by his passion, Almodovar allows his movies to moan and sweat and writhe. Sex looks like sex, not pornographic but messy and warm. The curtains do not billow, the sheets burn.
January 1, 2000
Harmless. Fun.