Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Antonio Banderas leads this 1989 crime comedy from Pedro Almodóvar (The Skin I Live In) as a man recently released from a mental hospital who captures a porn star and keeps her hostage in the hope that she'll marry him. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 1990.

1989Rating: NC-17102 minsSpain
ComedyCrimeDramaRomanceWorld Cinema

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! / Reviews

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Has the kind of retro-sexist hook that can seem outrageous and provocative. Enlightened audiences may go for it precisely because they’ll have to do ideological somersaults to justify it.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Almodovar allows his movies to moan and sweat and writhe. Sex looks like sex, not pornographic but messy and warm. The curtains do not billow, the sheets burn.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Almodovar's polarities are so perfectly lined up in opposition to my own that it is quite possible for one of his movies to shoot right through my brain without striking a single cell.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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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