In a Glass Cage (Tras el cristal)
In a Glass Cage (Tras el cristal) (1989)

Stylistically compelling, morally ambiguous, and profoundly unsettling, this Spanish psychodrama from writer-director Agustin Villaronga stands beside Pier Paolo Pasolini's Salo as one of cinema's most unflinching depictions of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 24, 1989
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

As creepy as they come, leaving a lingering chill that only time can warm

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Call it a critical prejudice, but I say slap an outboard motor on that baby and you've got yourself a movie.

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Elliott Stein
Village Voice

Villaronga's unsettling lyrical nightmare hasn't aged a bit; it stays in the mind long after more bloodthirsty recent horror flicks have faded away.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Not all movies need to be warm portraits of the best in humanity. But when the subject is the psychological dark side in man (or woman), there ought to be something insightful to mull over.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

May not be for everyone, but it is certainly disturbing, powerful, and accomplished in what it sets out to do.

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Adam Lippe

It's actually worse that Villaronga is such a terrific filmmaker, as he's able to hold our throats that much tighter, not allowing us to even sip from our inner iron lungs.

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