Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom) Reviews

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April 13, 2013
Bunuel's most uninhibited venture though audacious and satisfying my Bunuel pangs, lacks a bite or enough charm to appeal to the masses.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 31, 2006
An uproarious summary of Luis Bunuel's surrealistic concerns in a collection of anecdotes starring Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Piccoli, and Monica Vitti.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2005
The Phantom of Liberty moves with great confidence and comfort. Odd that such a wicked film should feel comfortable, but there you have it. That's Bunuel.
May 13, 2005
A tour de force, a triumph by a director confronting almost impossible complications and contradictions and mastering them. It's very funny, all right, but remember: With Buñuel, you only laugh when it hurts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 9, 2005
The physical production is stunning to look at. The cast is large, first-rate, but the presence that dazzles us is that of the Old Master, just off screen, mercilessly testing our senses of sanity and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2003
It's wild, angry and often very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 13, 2003
This heady masterwork isn't particularly easy to decipher, but it's best approached as the literal comedy of manners Buñuel intends it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 3, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
November 5, 2002
Albeit scattershot, Phantom does cohere as a satire of keeping up appearances in which everything is as it appears.
January 1, 2000
The challenging lack of a narrative center doesn't prevent this film from having a great deal to say about the modern world and its ambivalent grasp of freedom.
August 7, 2005
as illusory as a dream about a mailman and as real as the letter you find in your hand
| Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2002
Second-tier Bunuel, sometimes on target but mostly ineffective.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
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