Julieta (2016)

After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 21, 2016
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Julieta finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar revisiting familiar themes -- and doing so with his signature skill.

Adam Graham
Detroit News

Suárez gives a searing performance in the lead role, her grief overwhelming her to the point where she physically wears it on her body.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Julieta" is filled with Almodóvar's usual attention to vivid color (a turquoise turtleneck worn by young Julieta seems to add notes to the film's moody musical score), and to the ways women talk to each other.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

There's an undeniable emotional intensity to what eventually becomes an exploration of guilt, but it's also overwritten.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Almodóvar makes a game effort to replicate Munro's complex, nonchronological storytelling, though the three tales don't hang together as well as one might hope.

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Rafer Guzman

Pedro Almodóvar's latest isn't his strongest, but his vibrant, vivid world of women is always a great place to be.

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Yasmin Shehab
Daily News Egypt

Julieta strikes at a part of womanhood that's universal in scope, but definitely carries more weight in societies such as ours where gender roles are alive and well.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Julieta" is a paean to longing, regret and the often painful experience of being human.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

The moral of the story is clear: watch out for morals. They corrode the aforementioned generosity and understanding, leaving us lonely and bereft.

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tt stern-enzi
Cincinnati CityBeat

With a subtle and deft touch, Julieta illustrates how the senses can define character and memory.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
I don't know what is so revelatory about what Julieta wants to tell her daughter, all I know for sure is that this corny soap-opera seems more like a cheap… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Sophisticated but schmaltzy and formulaic. There is no emotional payoff for our investment in the characters.