I like Tom Hardy a lot. But. I found this film to be just full of editing mistakes and logic problems. I also expected it to be considerably funnier than it is. Net net: people like their comic book movies – no matter how competent or incompetent they may be. C+
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Thank god, finally a movie that didn't originate in a comic book. Thank god a Woody Allen movie without Woody Allen as the leading man. Thank god for Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. The best Woody Allen in a long time.
In my humble opinion, this is the kind of art movie that Hollywood is always talking about but never ever makes. Obviously Volver isn't for everyone, but it's the most impressive film I saw all year. Pedro Almodóvar manages to combine realism, fantasy, tragedy and comedy in a way that you might see in an award-winning Broadway show, but never at the Cineplex. Penélope Cruz is wonderful, as are the other actors.