Kika (1993)

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… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: November 26, 1997
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Using his typical assortment of aggressive female characters, Almodovar spends more time on the fashions of his protagonists than on their souls.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Something alarming has happened to Almodovar: He has become commonplace and predictable.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Painfully flat.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

James Berardinelli

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.

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Stephen Farber

Almodovar's latest movie, Kika, outrageous campy comedy about the omnipresence of tabloid TV.

Joe Brown
Washington Post

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.

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Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

Kika is a kinky post-modern pastiche fatally short on substance and energy.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A riot of colors, Kika is sometimes sick, sometimes playful, but consistently hilarious and entertaining in ways that few films have been lately.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Rubia Carolina
Pointless. The trash being used to "make laugh". Stupid people, things and situations supposed to be funny. After half hour, I simply turned it off.… More
Robert C
Pedro Almodovar AND Jean-Paul Gautier, how can you go wrong?
Lady D'arbanville
My least favourite of Almodovar?s so far, the plot seemed quite weak and there was very little excitement to it. Almodovar gave some added controversy here,… More
Eric Broome
A mixed success, "Kika" juggles an erratic batch of characters and barely keeps its balls in the air. It's so confused that even the central role… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Irreverent and hilarious, KIKA is Pedro Almodovar's craziest film. Back are the usual Almodovar elements: colors, dramedy, sexual deviation, murder. The… More
Marcus Woolcott
Very colourful, and very dark, but also very average for Almodovar