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Talk to Her

2002
Romance
Drama
1h 52m
A story about the friendship between two men, about loneliness and the long convalescence of wounds provoked by passion. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Talk to Her

2002
Romance
Drama
1h 52m
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Avg Percentile 69.39% from 3624 total ratings

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Rated 15 Dec 2008
9
93rd
Finally a movie about ballerinas in comas, weird friendships and bullfighting. Cool movie, great writing.
Rated 08 Jun 2009
90
92nd
Couple flaws here, the fallacy of lies pops up and annoys the fuck out of me while ruining an otherwise perfectly paced second half. It is essentially a cop out to not reveal the information. Despite that, I saw a lot of a fantastic pair of titties. Everyone except Lydia was really excellent. Too bad about the ending.
Rated 26 Feb 2010
87
84th
One of the reviews on here describes Almodovar as "the Bergman of Spain". This is the first movie I've seen by him, but I like the comparison. Funny (the film within a film was one of the most hysterical things I've seen in ages) but also incredibly dark and thought-provoking.
Rated 14 Dec 2009
85
86th
Talk to Her is a film masterfully handled by Pedro Almodovar. For a film with a concept that could just as easily have been torn from the most trite of daytime soaps, Talk to Her manages to be a richly complex film that deals with moral shades of grey and questions established gender roles. A brave piece of cinema that demands watching and re-watching.
Rated 03 Nov 2009
88
97th
Complex, captivating and beautiful.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
91
95th
Funny, daring, unique, hypnotic. Wonderful "interlude" sequences of music and dance, and the silent film-within-the-film was brilliant.
Rated 01 Apr 2020
59
45th
if i wanted to see a woman permanently brain damaged, i'd have sat laura mulvey down in front of this crywank fiasco. in an inversion to the classic tarantino formula, we're reminded in 1.5 long hours in coma-inducing terms to never trust a director who is a moralist posing as a nihilist posing as a moralist. the intellectual dishonesty makes the headfuck even more concussive. they threw the wrong guy in jail: not the director. pretty good as far as pornogs go though.
Rated 12 Jan 2018
70
30th
Really starting to question Almodovar's concept of consent here...
Rated 02 Jun 2019
66
25th
An alright tale about a couple of sadmans.
Rated 14 Jan 2009
85
94th
This is Almodóvar's best film, in my opinion. It's original, and the acting is spectacular.
Rated 31 Jan 2009
90
92nd
My favorite Almodóvar so far.
Rated 05 Apr 2009
86
90th
This movie fools you into thinking it's a telenovela. And hell maybe it is, but it's got a resonant, poignant depth amidst the bizarre events and relationships that are at this film's core. Oh and unlike a telenovela, the acting performances are phenomenal.
Rated 27 Aug 2016
68
60th
A mature, mysterious story that explores a humane but very dark and debatable side of sensuality and sexuality. Seducing but a little too obscure.
Rated 05 Jun 2009
95
93rd
There are so many small Details inside "Habla con ella" that makes this Almodovar to my favorite. The slow-mo shots from the Bullfight in the Arena for example...mixed up with that great Soundtrack, or the Scene with the spanish Singer and his guitar.This Movie has so many great moments, you will discover more of them if you see it twice.
Rated 07 Jan 2015
66
41st
The best film that a sexual predator could feasibly make. Almodovar is the Riefenstahl of misogyny
Rated 13 Oct 2009
90
86th
I think of Almodovar as a metaphorical pornographer. He shows us what is alluring both in the easy (dance, art, beautiful rooms) and the difficult/uncomfortable (Lydia, bullfight, ethics). Dislike manly faces in women, yet I found Lydia gorgeous. Despise animal cruelty, yet I wanted to watch a bullfight. Take the side of the helpless, yet I was completely mixed up by the ending. Almodovar succeeds in seducing me.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
61
13th
Yet another offensively stupid Almodovar film. He was much better at making dark comedies than shitty attempts at forced melodrama like this.
Rated 03 Mar 2012
70
54th
Didnt really do much for me. Having said that, the ending, as cheap it might have been, made me smile.
Rated 05 Feb 2012
4
70th
What a deeply strange and melancholy film. I'm not sure how I'd begin to explain it: neither "comedy" nor "drama" nor "romance" really gets at it - it's all those and more, from start to finish. It cultivates ambivalence like few others, never letting you get too firm a grasp on your emotions before shifting gears. And Almodovar manages to touch on love, death and communication in intriguing, original ways. His scope and sense of style are one-of-a-kind.
Rated 08 May 2007
90
85th
Talk to Her is the most "difficult" Almodóvar film I've seen so far. There's a certain event that's revealed about halfway through the film about which it's really hard to know how to feel. None of the other Almodóvar films I've seen so far have that sort of gray area of morality enter into the equation, so I really didn't expect this at all. I'm still thinking about it. Other than that, this is exactly as brilliantly conceived and realized as I've come to expect from Almodóvar.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
88th
Great story. Great acting. The soundtrack is awsome and the way Almodovar talks to us through this film is amazing.
Rated 27 Jun 2007
90
99th
One of the most perplexing and imaginative films I've ever seen. Almodovar treats the subject matter with a light touch but never shying away from the dark turns that the story takes. Marvelous.
Rated 21 May 2013
8
93rd
växer efter att du slutat kolla. rolig, vacker och sorglig i så gott som varje scen
Rated 14 Dec 2014
90
89th
Woozy and dreamlike, funny and quite strange. Still processing it. Lovely visual flair which doesn't feel like a gimmick. Loved how musical it was - the whole film has a very natural, light pace.
Rated 14 Jun 2014
37
27th
"I guess" is all I'm capable to utter, and it isn't because of the impression the movie had printed on me. In a good day, you all would have been glorifying my "XXX" review.
Rated 28 May 2023
75
74th
Romantic in all the wrong ways
Rated 26 Nov 2023
69
66th
easily the least relatable Almodovar picture i've seen yet, where i didn't empathize with any of the characters. it's beautiful and thought-provoking, sure, but it tries to present the two main characters as sympathetic even though they're gross and creepy.
Rated 17 Mar 2014
90
80th
A fascinating story that Almodovar exploits to its full melodramatic potential, equally disturbing and devastating, while also going off on very interesting stylistic tangents, like the silent movie sequence, which is an example of strange genius, to say the least. I loved this film.
Rated 08 Dec 2023
79
67th
Very entertaining, twisted movie that I liked quite a bit more than some of Almodovar's other stuff. Unusual narrative, but it's very well handled.
Rated 03 Jan 2014
92
80th
Another masterful, compassionate work from Pedro Almodovar.
Rated 05 Oct 2013
86
87th
85.500
Rated 01 Mar 2021
50
13th
Almodovar is one of my favorites, but this ain't it. Quite perplexing that it's considered one of his best when so many of his masterpieces are all but ignored by critics and the awards circuits.
Rated 25 Dec 2012
85
90th
Almodovar handles themes in such a rare and delicate way. He tells his story with great intimacy and challenge our ethics and emotional connection to the characters along the way. Not many directors are that confident in they're own material. Most wouldn't dare to challenge the viewer's relationship with an already established character, especially not the way Almodovar does it! But the one who dares, also wins!
Rated 07 Dec 2012
90
88th
A great Almadovar film. It is a character study that is both charming and disturbing.
Rated 05 Sep 2012
83
46th
Almodóvar had one of his peuliar glance upon the human pecularity.
Rated 31 Aug 2012
82
70th
Almodovar has an incredible sense of people. He captures their lives, interactions, emotions, and passions in a simple but intricate way, letting their natural beauty and complex feelings tell the story. It's brilliant. The film will certainly require another viewing just to organize my own emotions. Very powerful.
Rated 09 Jul 2012
50
10th
Rather surprisingly lifeless, repetitive effort from Almodovar which fails to distinguish itself (outside of a beautifully executed silent film fantasy sequence) because its underlying story is so strange and sordid (even by Pedro's standards). Flourishes of his usual distinctive style crop up occasionally, but the film overall feels very bland and conventional.
Rated 19 Feb 2024
65
51st
Great script and clever plotting, though the calculated way in which expectations are evaded is a conceit I care little for. It was strange, for me, to feel such an emotional void in a film that talked so much about strong feelings. The dance sequences and, especially, the silent film segment were brilliant.
Rated 18 Jun 2011
85
90th
Seductive, strange, and insanely beautiful, Talk To Her is a fantastic place to get into Almodovar's filmography. He commands colors and subtle performances with great deft, and succeeds in making an eerily sensual, but far from licentious, film. The subtle acting and the sweeping, grievous score serve as the finishing touches for this definitive highlight from 2002.
Rated 25 Dec 2019
9
90th
Almodóvar really pours his heart into it, using every filmmaking tool at his disposal to deliver a challenging and incredibly affectionate film. More of this, please.
Rated 06 Oct 2019
90
93rd
I really enjoyed this film. Its touching and poignant at times but its not entirely a sentimental film - there is some sexual content, mainly nudity present, which may put people off. Its a thoughtful film, with good characters - I liked the characterisation and I found it charming how the two men, who find themselves in similar situations (i.e. their other half is in a coma), get along and perhaps begrudgingly support themselves. It is a somewhat arty film at times that I really enjoyed.
Rated 27 Jul 2020
91
78th
Subtle, warm, sad, and very beautifully shot.
Rated 08 Apr 2018
80
87th
This ticks many of the boxes that make me think of Almodovar as making glorified telenovela - but there is another layer to this one, one that lingers after the flashy colors and ADR dialogues have worn off.
Rated 07 Aug 2020
69
25th
Opinión personal: 7 Actores: 6 Planos: 6 Guión: 7,5 BSO/FX: 8 Total: 69
Rated 19 Mar 2018
77
59th
It's a deeply strange and emotional movie. However, it's a sweet movie at the same time. The charachters are unique and interesting, the story is controversial, it's my first Almadovar film, but definitely not the last one.
Rated 14 Jan 2018
64
67th
I think I realized watching this movie that I actually can't enjoy an Almodovar movie if women don't have a majority of the speaking parts.
Rated 25 Sep 2020
80
78th
This soap opera-like story tries to manipulate your emotions, but I still found it an interesting story. I don't know that I connected all that well with those interpretive dance scenes, and I'm not sure the random shifts in time were necessary. (But what a crazy silent film squirreled away in there!)
Rated 06 Aug 2021
85
82nd
8?
Rated 05 Oct 2020
70
53rd
Katerina Bilova: "Nothing is simple. I'm a ballet mistress, and nothing is simple."
Rated 11 Nov 2017
80
63rd
Somehow a delightful film about a dark topic. Its easy pacing and gentle handling of the themes make this troubling story of a bastardised kind of love go down well, which I became more and more engrossed by. As a romance film, it seems somewhat analytical, but its fairly subdued emotional feeling still hits where it aims.
Rated 11 Oct 2020
70
46th
Top badass moment? Ballet, bullfighting, women walking into walls as entertainment, well-off Spaniards, weird black & whiteness - this was always going to be a film I'd struggle to connect with, and after 20 minutes of 'foreign afternoon soap opera' crap I was seriously thinking of redeploying my evening. But to give it its dues, it managed to turn things around. That's badass; unlike tormenting and stabbing animals for entertainment, that's just fucked up. No cats, chainsaws or decapitations.
Rated 19 Dec 2020
87
52nd
A delightful Almodovar movie. the connections seem so complicated yet Almodovar somehow managed to simplify this complex set of bonds. This reminded me the movie Nymphomaniac from Lars Von Trier. They share a lot, mainly the misjudgement that the main characters faced.
Rated 26 Dec 2020
87
74th
The energy is Almodovar films is unbelievable! Talk to her takes you by surprise and completely sucks you in the believable unbelievable story. Makes you laugh, makes you sad, makes you feel, makes you wonder. Not the best of his films but it is very unique on its own.
Rated 21 Feb 2016
17
93rd
Star Rating: ★★★★1/2
Rated 03 Feb 2015
89
89th
As much as i consistently love Almodovar, i admit that i don't typically look to his work for probing moral insights (of the heterosexual sort at least) a la, say, a Rohmer or a Hartley. But that said, here, situated amidst his usual schematic narrative contrivances, just such a sensibility appears to emerge. Whereas in his early work such soap operatic plottiness was used to more or less ironic ends (in the best sense), here it all adds up to something not just moving but perhaps necessary.
Rated 19 Jul 2020
89
52nd
It's not that good once you've seen it 3 or 4 times.
Rated 05 Oct 2007
70
56th
I don't know why, but this movie made me feel kinda indifferent. The story is dramatic and the events that take place are sometimes beautiful, sometimes very melancholic or even depressing , but i could never really relate to what was going on. But I can't have any negative critisism on Almodovar refreshing directing style and interesting point of view on love and loneliness.
Rated 17 Dec 2008
89
97th
Very Nice
Rated 11 Oct 2008
88
89th
Poético, sensible, humano. O sea, Almodóvar.
Rated 23 Aug 2008
85
89th
Almodovar is not in-your-face in your movie. Very gentle.
Rated 20 Aug 2008
8
87th
Thought-provoking and sticks with you long after it is over.
Rated 08 Jul 2008
70
18th
Cu-cu-ru-cu-cuuuuu palmoooooooooooma!
Rated 07 May 2008
89
83rd
I had heard Talk to Her was a good movie but this was much better than the praise led me to believe. Phenomenal writing and acting make this disturbing story oftentimes light and always engaging. In basically every respect Talk to Her is one of the most impressive movies of the decade. It's enriched in Spanish culture while being fully relative all at once. Talk to Her is brilliant.
Rated 22 Mar 2008
90
95th
My favorite movie of 2002. i need to see more Almodovar.
Rated 02 Mar 2008
55
28th
# 907
Rated 27 Feb 2008
48
26th
ger; [Hable con ella, Sprich mit Ihr]; eine stierkämpferin fällt ins koma, ihr freund begleitet deren krankenpfleger auf seinem weg
Rated 16 Nov 2007
30
30th
kind of a gross film, but interesting.
Rated 19 Dec 2008
53
6th
936
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
14th
dont talk to people who liked this movie
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
60th
what is a director to do, when he just directed a masterpiece that won all the prizes there are, including the oscar? the solution Almodovar found, is to go back to the crazy movies he made in the 80', but to take a different, more mature look at them. such a movie is "talk to her". moving, very well acted, beuatifully shot, and masterfully directed.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
94th
Unique and often touching, this is my favorite of Almodovar's films.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
90th
Almdodovar's best
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
94th
Excellent
Rated 14 Aug 2007
88
84th
This film by Pedro Almodovar starts off in one direction exploring the relationships between 2 men and the women they love, then changes to explore the relationship and friendship between the 2 men themselves when they meet, as their loves are in hospital, both in comas. The result is a surprisingly moving film containing many cinematic surprises and delights.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
51st
I thought it was really boring, but other than that, not much to complain about. I can't in good conscience give this a low score.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
32nd
wowsa
Rated 01 Apr 2007
70
55th
Wow, a decent film from Almodovar
Rated 26 Jul 2010
90
97th
My favourite Almodóvar so far. Mature and compassionate without sacrifacing his intricate structures and extravagant plot twists. The "Shrinking Lover" is indeed a fantastic sequence.
Rated 01 Dec 2011
67
34th
#655
Rated 20 Nov 2011
80
33rd
If you like two crossing stories that is one of good ones.It has natural non exaggerated scenes and storie line .maybe little indie
Rated 16 Nov 2011
77
66th
The abrupt jumps in time and cheesy titles are distracting - yet maybe that is where the film draws its strength from, treating such dark material with lightness and warmth. Does a great job at humanizing its characters, and moves at a nice pace most of the time. Not quite a great film, but still very good.
Rated 20 Oct 2011
100
99th
At the end of this movie, You end up feeling compassionate with main character and his unrequited love. Most of movie is at least mentally confusing, because you battle inside to accept your compassion to main character versus behavior you normally consider sick. It is, in way, study of moral and behavior, and it`s outside manifestation. This movie needs to be watched with open mind, otherwise, it may appear stupid, or offensive. It has great photography and music, as all Almodovars movies do.
Rated 14 Oct 2011
30
78th
"Almodovar suggests the need for spiritual invention regardless of the nature of one's crippledom." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 23 Aug 2011
75
83rd
Dude is pretty much the greatest friend of all-time.
Rated 17 Aug 2011
60
35th
Whatever.
Rated 26 Dec 2010
89
89th
88.750
Rated 30 Oct 2010
53
41st
Smarter and more mature than Almodovar's early stuff, and certainly original, Talk to Her is calculated to play with expectations and subvert quick judgments. However, these manipulations don't seem to capture real life's complexity and grit, something especially apparent in the dialogue. Rather, there is a glossiness which reminds one of a twisting broad comedy, without really being funny. Ambitious, but didn't fully resonate with me.
Rated 04 Dec 2011
78
81st
This movie is very dramatic movie. The movie shows an emotional touch to a very hard story. The acting is very good by both Javier Camara and Dario Grandinetti. A very nice Almodovar movie.
Rated 15 Jan 2010
62
24th
753
Rated 26 Oct 2009
90
96th
Pedro Almodovar is truely the Bergman of Spain.
Rated 20 Oct 2009
20
44th
Almodóvar in awe, all over again, of the opposite sex. (Michael Cunningham's novel, _The Hours_, can be spied at one point as bedside reading, and we might well speculate that Almodóvar would have killed to be the filmmaker who brought it to the screen.) The color, in a warm palette weighted toward red, rust, orange, and yellow, can be appreciated by anyone.
Rated 07 Sep 2009
89
93rd
Touching and provocative at the same time. And Geraldine Chaplin is always pleasant to watch
Rated 04 Sep 2009
86
83rd
Almodovar artfully offers some alternate motivations for his characters' seemingly antisocial behaviors and takes material that could have easily been a soap opera in lesser hands, and elevates it to a new level. Silent fantasy sequence depicts director's signature sexual exploration.
Rated 12 Jun 2009
80
95th
Excellent drama about two men who's partners are in a coma.
Rated 09 Apr 2009
88
73rd
i am almodovar-biased
Rated 16 Mar 2009
79
82nd
An impressive movie about how one can react to and interact with a completely creepy and horrific person.Javier Camara is very effective as the creep in question, making him seem very real and human, while still truly beyond the scope of human action. In the end, of course, it's all about the other man, who learns about compassion from a complete and utter creep, which is weird. Of course, if there were a word in Spanish for "recusal", none of this would have been necessary.
Rated 31 Jan 2009
97
92nd
Great in the way it gets you to sympathize with such a disturbed weirdo.

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