Kika
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Spanish director Pedro Almodovar returns to his recurring framework of offbeat sexuality and death with this colorful comedy. Kika (Veronica Forque) is a Madrid makeup artist who falls in love with Ramon (Alex Casanovas), a dead man whose face Kika is hired to prepare for a funeral. Kika's attraction resurrects Ramon, and the two begin cohabiting. Kika becomes embroiled in a pair of criminal schemes, one involving her maid Juana (Rossy De Palma) and Juana's amorous, retarded brother Pablo (Santiago Lajusticia), the other involving Ramon's father, Nicholas (Peter Coyote). After Kika… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kika is actually one of this film maker's more buoyant recent efforts, a sly, rambunctious satire that moves along merrily until it collapses -- as many Almodovar films finally do -- under the weight of its own clutter."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Almodovar's central parody is strong enough to save this film from floundering too much or too often. It's daring and nasty, but rarely brilliant."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Almodovar's latest movie, Kika, is...an outrageous campy comedy about the omnipresence of tabloid TV."
‑ Stephen Farber, Movieline
"It doesn't matter that Kika doesn't make sense -- doesn't even try to make sense. It's just so much fun to watch."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"Kika is a kinky post-modern pastiche fatally short on substance and energy."
‑ Susan Tavernetti, Palo Alto Weekly
"A riot of colors, Kika is sometimes sick, sometimes playful, but consistently hilarious and entertaining in ways that few films have been lately."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Something alarming has happened to Almodovar: He has become commonplace and predictable."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Painfully flat."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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