Reviews: Pain and Glory (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: This isn’t the first time writer/director Pedro Almodóvar has gone the autobiographical route in his filmmaking, but this may be the most moving, his 22nd full length theatrical feature carefully considered, deeply felt and vulnerably revealing.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Pain and Glory is a colorful, funny and profound film where Pedro Almodóvar reckons with his past and career — featuring a career-best performance by Antonio Banderas.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Salvador says he writes to excise pieces of himself too difficult to face when it actually renders him vulnerable enough to revisit and embrace the fondness [that remains].
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Even as he’s gotten older, Almodóvar puts in enough here to suggest he has a ways to go before stopping.
  • [New] | Jonathan Richards @ santafenewmexican/com
    • Excerpt: As he casts an eye back over his life and career, the septuagenarian director may have lost some of his youthful exuberance, but he hasn’t lost his touch.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
    • Excerpt: With his latest feature Pain and Glory, Pedro Almodóvar reiterates his mastery in making the viewers immerse in his stories and emerge with their eyes drenched, even when the characters refuse to cry. Acing the central part with life-like conviction is Antonio Banderas whose vulnerable eyes and fidgety body language catapult the film to realms of greatness.