Entre tinieblas (Dark Habits) (Dark Hideout)
Entre tinieblas (Dark Habits) (Dark Hideout) (1983)

In this Pedro Almodóvar film, a singer at a low-end nightclub hides out at a convent after her lover dies of a bad dose of drugs, and she meets a group of off-the-wall nuns while in hiding. The nuns range from one who writes sensationalist… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1983
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's all kitsch and no substance.

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Fernando F. Croce

Possibly the first work to hint at the tender sadness of [Almodóvar's]later phase

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Plenty of premise but little payoff.

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Jeremy Heilman

Dark Habits is a film in love with films and pop culture in general.

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Matthew Sorrento

Almodóvar on crazy nuns should be as madcap as Peter Jackson was on zombies ( ... ) But the result is a rather low-key affair.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

far drearier and lifeless than Almodóvar's best films

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Emanuel Levy

Mildly engaging, Dark Habits, Almodovar's third features about nuns on the run, is not as satirical or entertaining as his previous or later films.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's hard to imagine how it could be any more Almodovar-esque than it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
"Sister Manure, Sister Rat, Sister Damned, Sister Snake. Man will not be saved until he realizes he is the most despicable being ever created." A… More
Eric Broome
Unlike the florid soap operas Pedro Almodovar has been scripting in recent years, "Dark Habits" has a simple plot. Struggling lounge singer Yolanda… More
Lanning : )
Not my favorite Almodóvar to date, but the dark humor, when it's working, is very good. I asked you all a few weeks ago if you could think of a movie… More
Marcus Woolcott
Lesbian nuns who have a pet tiger, snort drugs, and write softcore porn. Typical Almodovar then...
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
A strange B-movie, that's also a satire of religious life. Amazing cinematography, a nice cast and few glimpses of a mature Pedro Almodóvar ultimately… More
Sunil Jawahir
An odd but interesting tale from Almodovar. Think Sister Act but dark. Loved the cast in these odd roles.