100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A rapturous masterwork.
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100

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is a brilliantly structured hall of mirrors that wraps Catholicism and the movie industry into a tasty film noir.
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100

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
From the Hitchcockian opening credits to the final frame, Almodovar has Hitch on his mind.
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100

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Almodóvar has created a dense, audacious film in which layers of cinematic artifice lovingly camouflage (at least for a while) its characters’ dark, damaged heart.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a film noir that grows more potent as its secrets are revealed.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
In this cross between film noir and melodrama, there's lust, need, camp and betrayal.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A masterful epic charting love's labyrinths.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Pedro Almodovar's new movie is like an ingenious toy that is a joy to behold, until you take it apart to see what makes it work, and then it never works again.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Intoxicating and flawed.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
After two flat-out triumphs in a row, "All About My Mother" in 1999 and last year's breathtaking "Talk To Her," Pedro Almodóvar hasn't done it again. Yet lesser Almodóvar -- in this instance "Bad Education" -- is better than most of the movies we see.
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81 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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