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Volver

(2006)

Rated R for sexual content and language.

R In Theaters 11/3/2006 , 121min.
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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Volver, full of surprises and reversals, unfolds with breathtaking ease and self-confidence. It is in some ways a smaller, simpler film than either "Talk to Her" or "Bad Education," choosing to tell its story without flashbacks or intricate parallel plots, but it is no less the work of a master. Full Review
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Volver is just as funny as "What Have I Done," but it's also more sanguine and complex. Its humor is brighter and loopier, more a function of the characters' indomitable spirit than of their terminal despair. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
With this, possibly his most subdued film, Almodovar reinforces his status as one of the most distinctive and talented filmmakers working today. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
Penélope Cruz, who's been so painful to watch in English-language roles over the past few years, reminds us that she really can act; she just can't act speaking phonetic dialogue. In her native language she's witty, wry, and elegant. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
This all makes for a deeply entertaining experience that engages our hearts as well as our funny bones. And it's gratifying to see Cruz finally get her due. Full Review

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