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The Last Circus Reviews

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March 7, 2012
If Tod Browning, Luis Buñuel, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Pedro Almodóvar and Guillermo del Toro all dropped acid and compared notes, this film might be the result.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 2, 2012
This strange film involving four clowns and an acrobat sounds like the setup for a joke, but it turns out not to be very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 13, 2012
Quizás una forma - la mejor que encuentra el director, o la que mejor le sale - de decir que el franquismo era una comedia hilarante y una tragedia sanguinaria al mismo tiempo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2011
a sensational surreal horror/comedy fairy tale co-written and directed by Basque auteur Alex de la Iglesia
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 26, 2011
Unhinged black comedy that serves, for better or worse, as a heavy-handed allegory of Franco's Spain.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 4, 2011
All in all, it's a visual, aural and visceral kick in the ass.
October 1, 2011
Basque director Álex de la Iglesia's exotic, surreal, hilarious, bloody and utterly explosive grand opus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2011
From the far-too-teeming brain of Spanish writer/director Alex de la Iglesia, The Last Circus is a bizarre, surreal, grotesque, fascinating, demanding, disappointing and ultimately exhausting political allegory that plays like a waking nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2011
In much the same way Brian Wilson is said to have locked himself in his room after hearing Sgt. Pepper, every hack slasher-filmmaker in Hollywood should watch The Last Circus and call it quits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2011
For those with a taste for the subversive and outrageous, run, don't walk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 16, 2011
It's not a pretty picture, but it is a hellaciously gorgeous and original film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 11, 2011
The Last Circus is simply amazing. It's the kind of titanic tour de force you don't see in today's cookie cutter cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 8, 2011
There's a lusty depravity in play here, and a wild verve informs the film, but it's not particularly coherent, and after time the sloppiness of the technique wears you down more than the little perks of audacity manage to lift you.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 24, 2011
You're left with the vague recollection of an interesting movie you were watching before you got kidnapped and subjected to over an hour of torture porn starring a fat, sadistic clown.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 19, 2011
The emotional aberration and physical disfigurement, the violence different in feel from the US crew-cut variety, the revenge, the bursts of sick humor, do not meld well here.
August 19, 2011
If you like your baroque sex and violence with a side dish of heavy-duty symbolism ... put "The Last Circus" on your must-see list right now.
August 19, 2011
Take Fellini, Tarantino and "Taxi Driver," throw 'em in a cage with a lion, and you'd get this strange, wild trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 19, 2011
Although not everybody's glass of sangria, it has the making of a cult hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2011
Brilliant, bizarre, dazzling and utterly demented...
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 18, 2011
Bizarre, shocking and surreal, Last Circus is a significant film set against tumultuous political contexts; I wish they kept the orginal Spanish title, Sad Ballad.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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