The Last Circus - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
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
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
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.
Read More | 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
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-
August 17, 2011
Plenty of moments linger...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2011
Baroquely sinister and grotesquely funny.
August 7, 2011
Álex de la Iglesia holds back nothing, a strategy that generates a compelling sense of the phantasmagoric nightmarishness of Franco's Spain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2011
Sure to inspire a cult of fervent fans, but equally sure to repulse a great percentage of its viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 54/100
July 4, 2011
A one-of-a-kind experience that will confound, befuddle and amaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
June 24, 2011
Leave any semblance of sensitivity at the box office and enjoy this breathlessly paced, visually busy, certifiably nutty slice of Spanish surrealism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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