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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!(¡Átame!)

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Spain

1989

Rated NC-17 • 1h 42m

Director Pedro Almodóvar

Starring Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

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Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.

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Chicago Tribune by

It's a movie that's too naive to be pornography and too callous to be art. [25 May 1990]
80

Empire by Damon Wise

Almodovar consolidated his status as a challenging and bold filmmaker by forcing Americans to drop their zany preconceptions of him and see his world through his eyes.
80

Los Angeles Times by Peter Rainer

There's a hushed, rapturous quality to its best parts, though, and the emotional interplay between Ricky and Marina has a scary immediacy that the movies rarely achieve. Almodovar dares a lot in this film. [4 May 1990]
60

The New York Times by Vincent Canby

Mr. Almodovar's comic invention runs out too soon, leaving the audience to giggle weakly in anticipation of the big laughs and disorienting shocks that never arrive.

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