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Simón del desierto (Simon of the Desert) Reviews

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Josh Larsen

It's in the circus that surrounds Simon where we really see Bunuel's dark wit at play...

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 21, 2013
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of Buñuel's richest and most complex films.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

June 2, 2010
Fernando F. Croce

Far from mocking his penitent protagonist, Buñuel values his tenacity of belief even while seeing his sacrifice as a useless monument

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 25, 2009
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Atheists make such good religious films (because) they tend to think about God all the time.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 10/10

July 29, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

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.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

February 20, 2009
Chris Cabin

a perfect introduction for Buñuel neophytes to begin to find their way through the filmmaker's devious groove

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

February 13, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

August 31, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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 Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

February 13, 2006
A.H. Weiler
New York Times
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Mr. Bunuel's powerful, funny, startling but inconclusive commentary on man's frailties.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 10, 2005
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Top-flight Bunuel

| Original Score: 4/5

September 20, 2004
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

September 3, 2004
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Surrealist Luis Buñuel firmly digs his elbows into the side of organized religion

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

November 2, 2002
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Beth Accomando

| Original Score: 5/5

April 18, 2008
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2005
Steve Dollar
Paste Magazine
April 4, 2011
Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006

May 24, 2003
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