El Bruto (The Brute) (1953)

El Bruto (The Brute)

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A Bunuel melodrama about a man conned into harassing tenants that his boss wants evicted. Other complications along the line are his seduction by the boss's mistress and his falling in love with a girl whose father he has accidentally murdered. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Luis Buñuel, Luis Alcoriza
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 2007
Runtime:
Media Home Entertainment

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Cast


as Pedro el Bruto

as Paloma

as Don Andres Cabrea

as Michette

as Carmelo Gonzales

as Dona Marta
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Critic Reviews for El Bruto (The Brute)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Bunuel, for the first time in his life, was busy earning a decent living by turning out popular comedies and melodramas for Latin American audiences and, occasionally, making films of real distinction. El Bruto is not one of these.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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a Frankenstein variant as the title character is physically as strong as the cattle he slaughters, yet the gentle soul remains vulnerable to the charms of women

Full Review… | February 25, 2008
Old School Reviews

[A] rambunctious, entertaining film.

Full Review… | November 29, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Disturbing Bunuel film.

August 14, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Sure, El Bruto is relatively apolitical but that's because Buñuel is drunk on animal magnetism.

Full Review… | May 18, 2002
Slant Magazine

One of the excellent early films Buñuel made while in Mexico.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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