Last Tango in Paris Reviews

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January 3, 2018
When Brando improvises within Bertolucci's structure, his full art is realized; his performance is intuitive, rapt, princely. Working with Brando, Bertolucci achieves realism with the terror of actual experience still alive on the screen.
December 7, 2007
An uneven, convoluted, certainly dispute-provoking study of sexual passion in which Marlon Brando gives a truly remarkable performance.
December 7, 2007
The operatic extravagance of Bernardo Bertolucci's style has emerged more clearly since this 1972 drama, which still managed to seem vaguely naturalistic in the midst of its extravagant camera moves and eccentric construction.
June 24, 2006
It's Brando's film: his monologues devastate.
May 20, 2003
The movie is sad, but it's also hugely funny, occasionally when it doesn't mean to be.
January 1, 2000
The look, feel and sound of the film are evocative.
August 30, 2018
What makes it work is it is grounded in real life. It's a story and a character study with a strong philosophical framework and people that are recognisably human. Factor in superb filmmaking, saturated sensual natural light and cinematography.
March 22, 2018
Regardless of all its solos, failed majesties, and off-the-mark horrors, even as a highly imperfect adventure, it is still the best adventure in film to be seen in this pullulating year.
December 23, 2016
A film that loses all interest and is even quite unbearable when Brando is not on screen. [Full review in Spanish]
July 22, 2016
The sex scenes that made the film famous are just a symptom of a deep pain and also its treatment. [Full review in Portuguese.]
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