El 聲gel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel) Reviews

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
My feeling is that his canvas is too narrow and his social comment too plain to keep our interest fixed upon his people and their barren stewing for an hour and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A macabre comedy, a mordant view of human nature that suggests we harbor savage instincts and unspeakable secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2009
Absurdity is relative; it requires a reality (or something less absurd) to be contrasted with.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Mark R. Leeper
November 2, 2001
| Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
I watched it and I don't know what it means either, but it's a hell of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
June 29, 2006
In typical fashion, Bu雝el offers no explanation, but the way your head spins around this simple premise makes each scene more fun than the last.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 16, 2003
A deliciously sardonic black comedy in the best surrealistic tradition of auteur Luis Bu雝el.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Pablo Villa蓷
Cinema em Cena
November 19, 2003
Bu雝el faz uma contundente cr癃ica burguesia atrav廥 da s嫢ira e do absurdo.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Jardine
July 21, 2012
The comedy is as black as an 8 Ball.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 5, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
March 1, 2004
A blistering attack on social classes and conventions, The Exterminating Angel may be the best in a long line of Bu雝el masterpieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 95/100
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Trained bears, sheep, and Bunuel's typical contempt for the church all mix to create a classic of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 11, 2008
One of the master director's most concentrated and unambiguous works.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 7, 2003
If not necessarily Bu雝el's greatest film, this unclassifiable creation must count as one of the most twisted stunts ever mounted for the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 15, 2011
A wickedly designed, satirical and quite possibly dangerous work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 11, 2009
Bunuel's ultimate cosmic joke against meaning itself
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
July 6, 2005
Though less popular than other works, this is one of Bunuel's most philosophically profound and eccentric films, bearing undeniably disturbing effects on the viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: A

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
One of Luis Bunuel's masterworks, The Exterminating Angel is a brilliant surrealist allegory about a group of socialites who, inexplicably find themselves unable to leave their host's house, and gradually degenerate into violence and depravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

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