Labyrinth of Passion
Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

This early offering from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is a screwball sex tale of mistaken identity focusing on the director's usual collection of oddball characters, primarily a female punk rocker, an incestuous ob-gyn and a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1982
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

[Labyrinth of Passion]...shows off the bright, gaudy visual style, the breezy manner and the exuberant energy that are Mr. Almodovar's particular virtues.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Though coarser and cheaper than Almodovar's later efforts, this comic orgy is prototypically Pedrovian.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An early and rather choice effort from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.

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Emanuel Levy

Almodovar's second film is, among other things, a satirical critique of mainstream culture definition of love

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Almodovar (who has a cameo as a leather-jacketed transvestite rock singer) has already learned (somewhat) how to pull off such a difficult act, by treating the potentially offensive with such cartoonish abandon that it becomes ridiculous to take offense.

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A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of… More
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early Almodovar tale of a gay terrorist, a nymphomaniac, and a Prince.
Eric Broome
Pedro Almodovar began to find his style with his second feature "Labyrinth of Passion." His direction is a bit shaky, and he hasn't quite figured… More
John Ballantine
Early and great Almodovar! We start to see what become recurring themes in his later films - homosexuality, prostitutes and cross dressers..all representing… More