- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 3, 2007
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - Spanish
- PCM 5.1 - Spanish
- Subtitles - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Documentary: "Tribute to Penelope Cruz"
- Carmen Maura - Star
- Pedro Almodóvar - Director
- Penélope Cruz - Star
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 07/01/2006
5 stars out of 5 -- "VOLVER finds Spain's favorite cinematic son Pedro Almodovar at the peak of his powers. Not only that, but he extracts a career-best performance from Penelope Cruz."
Total Film - 09/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] story saturated with Almodovar's love and compassion for women of all shapes, sizes and sentiments; a hearty tribute to the Spanish maestro's rural La Mancha roots..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2006
"VOLVER has the convivial aspect of a family reunion..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2006
4 stars out of 4 -- "Cruz vindicates herself in dazzling style as a domestic goddess par excellence."
Rolling Stone - 09/07/2006
"Penelope Cruz comes into her own as an actress, being gorgeous and gritty, alive and thrilling."
Rolling Stone - 11/20/2006
4 stars out of 4 -- "With the help of six extraordinary actresses...Almodovar crafts one of the year's best films....VOLVER is Almodovar's passionate tribute to the community of women -- living and dead -- who nurtured him."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/10/2006
"The movie opens as borderline Hitchcock, echoing the tone of the filmmaker's bravura BAD EDUCATION....Almodovar rips the rug out from under the audience in a most delightful way." -- Grade: B
Film Comment - 11/01/2006
"[T]he most significant reunion in VOLVER is the one that takes place between the filmmaker and actress who has best embodied his feminine ideal: Carmen Maura....An effective example of purely fictional filmmaking, grounded in script and performance."
New York Times - 11/03/2006
"It draws you in, invites you to linger and makes you eager to return. It offers something better than realism."
Premiere - 01/01/2007
Included in Premiere's "10 Best Movies Of The Year" -- "[I]t's a nuanced slow-burner with near-endless resonance."
Rolling Stone - 12/28/2006
Ranked #4 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "[N]o one rivals Pedro Almodovar for speaking the language of love in all its permutations..."
Film Comment - 01/01/2007
Ranked #9 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."
Ultimate DVD - 03/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "VOLVER is a vibrant, dazzling film that will surprise with each of its unexpected plot turns."
USA Today - 04/06/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Penelope Cruz's acting rises to a new level....This cruises on a full tank..."
Wall Street Journal - 11/20/2009
"Penelope Cruz is dazzling, passionate, witty, mercurial and yet unshakably grounded as Raimunda..."
- Theatrical Release: November 3, 2006