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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

1990
Romance
Drama
1h 41m
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Avg Percentile 55.16% from 912 total ratings

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Rated 04 Apr 2014
60
69th
Almodovar cleverly contrasts the impotent director, realizing his sexual fantasies in his movies, with a "madman" who instead of fantasizing acts on his desires. Instead of the usual financial restrains, the actress gets tied down with ropes and, like earlier in her career, eventually comes to accept that perhaps performing sexual acts is her role in life. The homage to The Graduate is cute but I wish they'd come up with another way to end the movie.
Rated 08 Jan 2013
81
74th
At times Morricone's score seemed to be emulating Hermann, and it hit me - this is a Hitchcock film. I don't quite know how I feel about the ending, and I'm not sure where this film stands with the gender politics, but it certainly provokes the questions.
Rated 10 Aug 2020
80
68th
Deranged, genre-mashing, deeply disturbing and very intentional in all its madness. I respect the stance of those that just can't justify Stockholm Syndrome being used for comedy like this, though everything Almodóvar does here feels very calculated and like he's aware that the stuff he is showing is deplorable. He doesn't endorse any of this behaviour, but instead takes these transgressions and uses them to make points about patriarchy, narratives and film-making.
Rated 12 Aug 2014
80
50th
You haven't seen a sex scene till you've seen an Almodovar film. First of all, here we have Antonio Banderas playing one of the most lighthearted psychopaths in movie history, and once again not only does Almodovar supply a rich and passionate cast of colorful female characters but he allows his movies to wail and swelter and thrash. Sex isn't a pan to a window; sex is passionate fucking, not pornographic but soiled and feverish. The curtains don't flap, bodies and sheets sizzle.
Rated 26 Nov 2007
90
88th
I love foreign movies, this was amazing.
Rated 22 Mar 2012
80
81st
Great fun. I just love Almodovar !!!
Rated 22 Mar 2021
75
59th
If you're gonna smut, smut with style.
Rated 06 Apr 2014
65
65th
A strange but fun and captivating film about the Stockholm syndrome. The ending is appropriately ambiguous. I enjoyed the film a lot, but it's not Almodovar's strongest work.
Rated 30 Nov 2009
76
68th
Good movie, with the Stockholm Syndrom as the background for a love story. One of Almodóvar's best.
Rated 20 Mar 2014
72
34th
Oddly watchable for what tripe it was.
Rated 12 Apr 2017
85
59th
Viewed April 11, 2017.
Rated 05 Oct 2013
70
69th
Interesting from the word go and savagely erotic, "¡Átame!" might not rank among Almodóvar's finest, but remains a strong motion picture.
Rated 09 Aug 2014
83
75th
Proves that its impossible to be raped by Antonio Banderas no matter how creepy or psycho he may be.
Rated 15 Feb 2014
40
5th
Not a very good Almodovar film to start with, and then the repulsive "woman falls for her abuser" plot just made it worse.
Rated 14 Feb 2022
3
36th
the world is a pervert
Rated 12 Jun 2009
71
81st
Almodovar having fun, I think.
Rated 14 Nov 2017
25
5th
It's a shame that a movie this beautiful is DOA just based on the premise. I tried to see it as a satire of how fucked up romances in movies tend to be, but it's always just horrifying. All the levity and bright colors just evaporate immediately in my mind because Ricky just never stops being gross. This movie is gross.
Rated 14 Dec 2014
84
74th
I reckon it's pretty hard to get the tone right for a comedy about Stockholm Syndrome but here it's as close it gets - the whole film is just a little twisted, a heightened sort of reality, which allows for the action to be both dark and still humorous - the film even has a self-reflexive, metanarrative within about filmmaking which I found quite funny. Additionally that's a hell of a sex scene.
Rated 22 Nov 2009
40
23rd
"Stockholm Syndrome can be fun". Whee...
Rated 25 Aug 2007
71
71st
Good
Rated 25 Jul 2008
70
78th
One of the oddest love stories ever told.
Rated 22 Sep 2014
98
93rd
Seems like some people missed all the dark, bitter irony in this movie. I wouldn't call the ending "ambiguous;" the song finale is dripping with a twisted pain. The film takes all sorts of filmic and general cultural sexual tropes and forces the viewer to analyze them in detail through voyeuristic participation. The deeply patriarchal society implicated in all this is profoundly disturbing. We laugh, but we probably shouldn't. Almodóvar is explaining why.
Rated 05 Oct 2013
73
46th
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Rated 19 Feb 2024
77
70th
Almodóvar's madcap take on Stolkholm syndrome with lots of suspense and laughs. As usual, his use of color is just breathtaking
Rated 16 Jul 2016
55
43rd
The colors, the beautifully shot sex scene, the bizarre love story. A film about idealized images -- from the director that holds a Body Snatcher's poster in his editing room and would like to have this actress as his lover to the prisoner that just wants her to know him better, and of course she falls for him. It stays in the limit of being sadistic, but relies too much on Almodovar's comfort zone and "clever" pop references -- action figures in sister's house, Night of the Living Dead on TV.
Rated 23 Jan 2010
70
38th
Guilty pleasure.
Rated 29 Jun 2011
82
47th
Buena peli para ver..
Rated 18 Dec 2015
76
68th
It's as if the argument sequence from Le Mepris was stretched out into a 100-minute Hitchcock film.
Rated 09 Jun 2009
91
85th
Átame Almodovar ! Beautiful Movie
Rated 27 Oct 2015
75
59th
The sex scene was luciously shot
Rated 02 Dec 2012
97
97th
Tied with Women On the Verge... as my new favorite Almodovar. I might even give it a slight nod just for the love story factor that i always have a soft spot for. Like all of his films, the combination of garish exaggeration and heartfelt sincerity is wonderful (it might just be a gay camp sensibility thing, but calling him a less pessimistic Gregg Araki seems apt). Also it's basically a funny, colorful version of Sombre.
Rated 15 Apr 2021
70
42nd
On paper, it sounds like either an uncomfortable creep fest or a very daring dark comedy. It's not really either. Banderas is too much charming puppy dog to feel like a real threat, and Abril is portrayed as vaguely cooperative, as if she knows she's never really in danger. It makes the disturbing premise seem fairly harmless, but it also makes the film feel oddly pointless.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
55th
A decent outing from Almodovar, though not one of his better films. Not sure why it got an NC-17 either.
Rated 14 Sep 2018
51
45th
Don't wanna watch the ugly romantic kidnap trope ever again if I can help it
Rated 28 Dec 2008
89
92nd
One of the best of Almodovar's films.

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