That Obscure Object of Desire Reviews

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July 30, 2019
This is a cheerful, brilliant, contemporary, and fun story that if it weren't for the director's name, one could say it was made by a young person, considering its newness. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 4, 2018
Buuel...offers neither nostalgia nor wisdom, but an engaging practical example of the art of accepting defeat without learning to expect it.
February 17, 2017
I could watch Fernando Rey squirm for hours, so amusing are the aristocratically clownish expressions on his face.
August 4, 2015
[Bunuel] remains as brilliantly in control of his own emotions as he does of the process of making the film.
July 27, 2012
[Bunuel's] film is filled with small, droll touches, with tiny peculiarities of behavior, with moral anarchy, with a cynicism about human nature that somehow seems, in his hands, almost cheerful.
March 24, 2010
Buuel finenesses the unrequited love between his characters with such a command of cinematic spontaneity and humanity that you could watch it a hundred times. Genius.
October 10, 2009
Only Buuel can make coldness burn with intoxicating sensuality.
July 24, 2009
The swan song film for the legendary Spanish filmmaker.
May 6, 2007
Buuel made often perverse, always subversive films that drew protests, bans and undying appreciation from colleagues.
July 12, 2005
That Obscure Object of Desire is an intoxicating descent into one man's experience of the emotional terrorism intended to shake him from his ways.
June 16, 2005
Bunuel's swan song, his 30th feature, is one of his finest, a surreal fable that's inventive with its double casting.
July 28, 2004
June 22, 2004
March 8, 2004
In the second rank of Bunuelian delights.
November 15, 2003
September 17, 2003
From Un Chien Andalou to That Obscure Object of Desire, Luis Buuel spent almost 50 years cataloging the frustrated romantic desires of his characters.
August 22, 2003
July 30, 2003
This straightforward tale of obsessive love is colored with the always amazing Bunuelian touches.
July 23, 2003
It may not be Luis Bunuel's best film, but this is probably his most complete statement on sexual relations and the dark side of desire.
May 20, 2003
With an effortlessness matched by no other director today, Buuel creates a vision of a world as logical as a theorem, as mysterious as a dream, and as funny as a vaudeville gag.
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