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Julieta (2016)



Critic Consensus: Julieta finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar revisiting familiar themes -- and doing so with his signature skill.

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After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined her current life. This drama is directed by Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar.

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Emma Suárez
as Julieta, older, Starsza Julieta
Adriana Ugarte
as M?oda Julieta, Julieta, younger
Pilar Castro
as Claudia
Blanca Pares
as Antia, teenager
Priscilla Delgado
as Antia, girl
Ariadna Matín
as Anita, baby
Ariadna Matín
as Baby Antia
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Critic Reviews for Julieta

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (51)

Exploding off the screen in a blast of colour and compassion, Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta is one of 2016's cinematic treasures.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its shorter length, the film never feels unfulfilled or abbreviated. Its terrific performances, beautiful narrative, and haunting score... are so immersive that decades of life go by without it ever dragging.

March 22, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Suárez gives a searing performance in the lead role, her grief overwhelming her to the point where she physically wears it on her body.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Almodóvar makes a game effort to replicate Munro's complex, nonchronological storytelling, though the three tales don't hang together as well as one might hope.

February 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Julieta is superb, and to say any more could potentially ruin any number of its more intimate surprises.

January 27, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Straightforward and yet emotionally complex, the film is Almodóvar's most sobering work to date, a mystery about a daughter's abandonment of her mother without explanation.

January 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Julieta

I don't know what is so revelatory about what Julieta wants to tell her daughter, all I know for sure is that this corny soap opera feels more like a cheap excuse for Almodóvar to tell whatever comes to his mind even if he doesn't really seem to have anything to say.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Sophisticated but schmaltzy and formulaic. There is no emotional payoff for our investment in the characters.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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