Death in the Garden (La Mort en ce jardin) Reviews

May 9, 2005
Death in the Garden is a kind of halfway house for the film genius, made when he had yet to receive the acclaim that would give him full control of his movies, but after he had been taken seriously enough by the money men.
January 1, 2000
No masterpiece, but a prime example of subversive cinema.
October 28, 2016
...a subterfuge film from Buuel, in which his style and politics are subsumed within genre trappings.
January 3, 2010
Luis Bunuel's rarely seen "Death in the Garden" (1955) is a survivalist suspense film with a subtle dose of political and religious commentary.
December 8, 2009
The film is less about eroding beliefs than acknowledging the fragility of their certainty
December 5, 2009
... a wonderfully cynical thriller filled with brilliant Bunuelian flourishes and a grim sense of futility.
December 3, 2009
Brilliant neglected action/adventure film written and directed by Luis Buuel.
November 8, 2009
One of the masters of cinema continually thrills because he grabs us from the outside (i.e., through social commentary) and the inside (by tapping into the psychological).
November 6, 2009
Spanish-born director Luis Buuel had such a distinctive style and outlook that even his minor films are fascinating to watch.
October 29, 2009
It's not an obvious artistic masterpiece, but it is a case of a brilliant, talented director making the most out of a routine project.