Kiss of the Spider Woman

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Released 1985

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Director:
Hector Babenco
Released:
1985
Rating:
R
This groundbreaking film (the first independent ever to receive the top four Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director for Hector Babenco), adapted for the screen by Academy Award nominated screenwriter Leonard Schrader from Manuel Puig's novel set in a non-specific Latin American country, takes a penetrating look at the role of sex and politics underan oppressive right-wing regime. The timeless story, more relevant today than ever, follows the complex relationship between two distinctly different men with opposite views about life - building with powerful emotional crescendo as they gradually come together in a stunningly transcendental conclusion. Hurt delivers his Oscar-winning performance in this captivating tribute to the power of film and fantasy as escape from inhumane conditions.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    San Francisco Chronicle Bob Graham

    Don't be too quick to jump on Hurt with complaints of old-fashioned gay stereotyping. Only with a development well into the movie will the audience realize the layers he brought to...

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Tells one of those rare and entrancing stories where one thing seems to happen while another thing is really happening.

  • 80

    Variety

    Some will find him (Hurt) mesmerizing, others artificially lowkeyed.

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