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Tristana Reviews

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February 5, 2017
With Tristana, Bu˝uel depicts sexual liberation as a snake that eats its own tail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2014
The rigid rituals of duty and honor form an inextricable bond of pleasure and degradation, of sex and death-and render sin all the more exciting.
July 10, 2014
Driven by Deneuve's chilly sexuality, Tristana is hypnotically enigmatic.
July 10, 2014
Both leads give strong performances, and even though they don't engender an emotional response from viewers for most of the film their characters remain powerfully heartfelt creations.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 10, 2014
It's bitter, biting and brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 10, 2014
Yes, it's more sex, satire and sadomasochism from Spanish maestro Luis Bu˝uel in this cynical black revenge-comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2014
One of the greatest films from Bu˝uel's extremely rich late period.
February 21, 2013
You can almost sense the director's pleasure in taking apart the duplicities of a patriarchal Spanish society, the long-standing sexual double standard for men and one young woman's revolt against convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2013
Catherine Deneuve has never been more enigmatic, in all her icy blond authority.
November 22, 2012
[A] Surrealist classic ...
November 22, 2012
As much as this tale of bent love runs in the ruts of its maker's obsessions, it has an undertow that's impossible to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 10, 2012
Flanked by late-period masterworks that represent the culmination and perfection of Bu˝uel's long-cherished obsessions, the film is often relegated to the role of overlooked middle child.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2012
A restrained black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 18, 2008
As Don Lope, Fernando Rey is superb.
September 13, 2007
"Tristana" is a sly feminist treatise about an escape from patriarchal subjugation that comes with its own set of physical obstacles.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 31, 2006
A tauting black comedy with Surrealist touches. Bunuel's reworking of Benito Perez Galdos' novel, like all the works of this prolific filmmaker, has much beneath its surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 24, 2006
Rey is brilliant as the mephistophelean, anti-clerical Socialist, dandy and outmoded master of social graces: father, lover and husband all in one.
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2004
A haunting study of a human relationship in which the power changes hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 25, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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