February 11, 2020
Bunuel's surrealism is really a kind of mysticism in reverse, He has had to wrestle, not with the devil, but with the angel in him, and in Nazarin traces of the struggle are still apparent.
May 9, 2005
It is so grim that it lacks even the energy to present itself dramatically.
January 7, 2005
The most breathtaking cinematic cross-examination of faith I have ever seen not content to ignore religion as a non-issue, or to take cheap shots at its practitioners.
July 30, 2002
While the film itself remains a subtle attack on religious naivete, the director would never be as mindful of the possibilities of spiritual healing as he is here.