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Simón del desierto (Simon of the Desert) Reviews

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Josh Larsen
June 21, 2013
It's in the circus that surrounds Simon where we really see Bunuel's dark wit at play...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 2, 2010
One of Buñuel's richest and most complex films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
September 25, 2009
Far from mocking his penitent protagonist, Buñuel values his tenacity of belief even while seeing his sacrifice as a useless monument
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2009
Atheists make such good religious films (because) they tend to think about God all the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 20, 2009
This is one of my favorite Bunuels, simply because it gets right to the point; he doesn't have time to beat around the bush.
Chris Cabin
February 13, 2009
a perfect introduction for Buñuel neophytes to begin to find their way through the filmmaker's devious groove
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 31, 2006
Luis Bunuel's Simon of the Desert is a short, but highly satisfying, surrealist parable about religious faith and morality, self-righteous intolerance, temptation, and corruption.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2006
Though flawed because of the cuts, what's there is Buñuel at his wittiest having a good laugh at the church's expense.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 10, 2005
Mr. Bunuel's powerful, funny, startling but inconclusive commentary on man's frailties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 20, 2004
Top-flight Bunuel
| Original Score: 4/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 3, 2004
Simon of the Desert's little Bible stories are twisted evocations of the dumbing down of faith by postmodern Christian anxieties and hang-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
November 2, 2002
Surrealist Luis Buñuel firmly digs his elbows into the side of organized religion
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Buñuel's wit is piercingly sharp, his timing impeccable, and his visual style superbly unobtrusive and naturalistic -- proving again how much realism is required in surrealism.
Beth Accomando
April 18, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Dollar
Paste Magazine
April 4, 2011
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006

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