El Bruto (The Brute) (1953)

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A Bunuel melodrama about a man conned into harassing tenants that his boss wants evicted. Other complications along the line are his seduction by the boss's mistress and his falling in love with a girl whose father he has accidentally murdered. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

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Bunuel, for the first time in his life, was busy earning a decent living by turning out popular comedies and melodramas for Latin American audiences and, occasionally, making films of real distinction. El Bruto is not one of these.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5

a Frankenstein variant as the title character is physically as strong as the cattle he slaughters, yet the gentle soul remains vulnerable to the charms of women

Feb 25, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

[A] rambunctious, entertaining film.

Nov 29, 2007 | Full Review…

Disturbing Bunuel film.

Aug 14, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Sure, El Bruto is relatively apolitical but that's because Buñuel is drunk on animal magnetism.

May 18, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

One of the excellent early films Buñuel made while in Mexico.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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