Tacones Lejanos (High Heels)
Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) (1991)

Written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almódovar, Tacones Lejanos is a murder mystery centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo (Marisa Paredes) and her daughter Rebecca (Victoria Abril), a television anchorwoman. After… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 23, 1991
DVD Release Date: October 7, 1992
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Unlike this director's best work, High Heels has no real mirth and not even enough energy to keep it lively.

Emanuel Levy

Despite the presence of two great actresses, High Heels is a disappointing film, as a murder mystery and mother-daughter melodrama.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

The director knows what he wants to say, but isn't too sure how to go about saying it.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

It's bright and spunky and playfully melodramatic, but something's missing.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Not funny, suspenseful, or original.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Pedro Almodovar's films are an acquired taste, and with High Heels I am at last beginning to acquire it.

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Gabe Leibowitz

Witty and snappy Almodovar....as usual, but still great fun.

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Matheus Carvalho
One's enjoyment of this will depend on how the spectator is able to accept the director's melodramatic sensibilities (the live TV confession is a… More
Krystle Chow
An interesting case study in the relationships between women, both the biological kind and the transsexual kind. Almodovar's rich use of colour is gorgeous… More
Lesley N
Almodovar melodrama about a selfish singing mother retuning to Spain and her TV newscaster daughter after leaving for Mexico 15 years ago and never looking… More
Marcus Woolcott
Almodovar always starts slow; but then as the story strands come together you can't stop watching.