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

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 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.