Summary: Almodovar takes on a psychological thriller and produces a cleverly crafted and intriguing premise. An elegantly set up dark pyscho-sexual melodrama ... that just left me unmoved. In the same way that Banderas's character is obsessed with skin, Almodovar's focus is on the style and the exquisite texture of the film, but fails to delve into the psyche of the characters in the way that would make this truly chilling.
Summary: I hadn't seen any of Almodovar's previous films, so wasn't sure what to really expect. I'd read up on the movie online to get a brief overview beforehand, so had a basic idea of the premise of the movie. A friend overseas had seen it and told me it gave her nightmares. I definitely found it weird and creepy, with quite a bizarre storyline. All in all I thought it was good though. I liked how it flicked between present day and the past to show how everything came about.
Summary: A bit weird, sick and disgusting...but quite watchable and remains interesting throughout, which is a rare thing considering Antonio Banderas is in the lead role :P...worth a look if you aren't too straight laced. 3 stars.