The Big Feast (La Grande Bouffe) Reviews

July 23, 2020
I am not quite convinced that our society is all that sick as this film's exegetes would have it, but assuming that it is, cures like this "satire" are considerably worse than the disease.
July 30, 2019
A somber tale of sex and gluttony that Marco Ferreri serves us throughout a generously chosen menu. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 6, 2018
Marco Ferreri's art-fart satire of bourgeois patriarchal insatiability goes down nicely.
May 3, 2018
First released in 1973, the best-known movie from Italian director Marco Ferreri is an extravagantly bad-taste satire.
November 16, 2017
Hilarious, stomach-turning, morbid, breezy, funny, and sad.
September 1, 2015
The corrosive, nihilistic ugliness of excessive wealth and consumer culture has never been quite so damningly exposed.
July 2, 2015
This is not a picture for bulimics or the obese; nor is it as subversively funny as it might have been. Nevertheless, there are some great scenes ...
July 2, 2015
[A] surreal and funny feast.
July 2, 2015
Jaded, authentically perverted, drenched in ennui, this absurdist nightmare is a locus classicus of 1970s chateau erotica.
July 2, 2015
June 30, 2015
As La Grande Bouffe trudges between scenes of culinary and sexual excess with grim determination, it becomes impossible to care who's stuffing what in where.
August 15, 2011
There's a disconnect since the four main characters aren't likable people and they don't act reasonably towards themselves or anyone else, but we aren't give any real POV. They aren't comic slobs to laugh at nor do they have any aristocratic dignity.
February 9, 2006
Sade's 120 Days of Sodom reworked, with few of the resonances and none of the rigour of Pasolini's Sal.
July 1, 2005
October 23, 2004
La Grande Bouffe didn't leave me so much excited as exhausted.
July 30, 2003
Estranho e por vezes chocante, o filme rico em simbolismos em sua anlise sobre as frustraes do homem moderno, retratando a degradao de seus personagens atravs da entrega total realizao dos prazeres da carne (em sentidos literal e figurativo).