• Released
  • March 8, 1995
  • R
  • Drama
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie's metaphorical dimensions rarely interfere with the concrete, quirky pleasures of its story. The Flower of My Secret is Mr....
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
In short, Almodovar opens some new doors to his artists here, and they respond in surprising, captivating ways. [29 Mar 1996]
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80

Empire

By Emma Cochrane
Almodóvar lets rip with a story of great emotional intensity, while retaining his signature stunning visual style and a central performance...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Though The Flower of My Secret is not as crazed as "Women on the Verge," the movie marks the return of Almodóvar's delicious humor and a...
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75

San Francisco Examiner

The Spanish filmmaker goes back to what he does better than any other living director - post-modernizing the melodrama.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It's a witty, intelligent scramble, and it's beautifully mounted.
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63

TV Guide

A woman's picture with a few - precious few - contemporary flourishes.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's bland as often as it is affecting, and presents little that's new or original.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Secret isn't the usual romp, but it's Almodovar's most committed work in years. [7 Mar 1996]
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Flower of My Secret is likely to be disappointing to Almodovar's admirers, and inexplicable to anyone else.
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