Broken Embraces

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2009

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Director:
Pedro Almodovar
Released:
2009
Rating:
R
Set in the 1990s and present day, centers on a four-way tale of dangerous love, shot in the style of a hard-boiled 1950s American film noir.

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  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Broken Embraces leaves the viewer in a contradictory state, a mixture of devastation and euphoria, amusement and dismay that deserves its own clinical designation. Call it Almodóv...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    The writer-director is up to his old tricks, creating an onion of an experience -- a movie within a movie within a movie, irony in each layer, poignancy that stings and whimsy that...

  • 70

    Variety Jonathan Holland

    A restless, rangy and frankly enjoyable genre-juggler that combines melodrama, comedy and more noir-hued darkness than ever before, the picture is held together by the extraordinar...

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    Comedy, Drama

    Themes

    Crime, Love & Romance, Foreign Language