Kiss of the Spider Woman
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Babenco's film blends ideology with drama and betrayal for a tale as intellectually rewarding as it is passionate."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, PopMatters
"Centering on the camaraderie in prison between gay window-dresser and Marxist radical, the film is schematic, and the recreations of old movie scenes are uneven, but the acting is good."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Succeeds beyond all the trappings it sets up for itself and becomes an accomplished picture as a result."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Argentine writer Manuel Puig's book Kiss of the Spider Woman has a theme that endures throughout all its various incarnations: that of human dignity and compassion surviving within a society that denies it."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"Bold and touching performances by William Hurt and Raul Julia."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Explores the rapture and torture of desire, and the tension between harsh reality and escapist fantasy. [DVD]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Sorry, but this was boring and poorly executed."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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