Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ( ¡Átame! ) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3177

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 38

Theatrical Release Date: 05/01/1990

Language: Spanish

Genre: Drama, Crime

MPAA Rating: NC-17

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Actors: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco, Rossy de Palma

Plot: A man just released from a mental hospital has only one thing on his mind: tracking down Marina, an adult film star he crossed paths with, in order to make her his wife. Since she's a bit reluctant, he ties her up - but what will be her ultimate decision? -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 12/16/2019

The usually assured and fiery Almodóvar flails around then fizzles out with this stilted dark comedy that never comes up with a specific tone.

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Snoogans - wrote on 08/12/2015

I like the cross-genre (but not genre specific) story. It's anything but typical or predictable. The movie just flows into each scene creating it's own narrative entity. This format doesn't allow for any real tone to be established. I found it weirdly entertaining for this reason. Banderas and Abril are quite engaging, despite playing unlikable people. The resolution didn't satisfy. There felt a lack of reasoning for a major (and quick) change of heart. Worth seeking for it's uniqueness and specific memorable moments. I've certainly never seen anything like it.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/19/2012

Is this a love story or a crime? Only Pedro Admodovar could make a romance out of a kidnapping. Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril are smoldering. For fans of the director, it's worth tracking down.

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