Un Chien Andalou Reviews
August 1, 2020
It's so freakish and routinely inscrutable that its imagery is alternately scary, obscene, dramatic, and hilarious.
June 19, 2019
Buñuel movie has a heady, haunting effect, like an exquisitely enjoyed meal, the weather of a foreign country, something private and inexpressible:
September 23, 2016
Plenty of movies follow dream logic. This has dream rhythm.
August 24, 2012
Decades later, Bunuel's first feature still is the seminal surrealist film, a powerful assemblage of shocking images aimed to provoke and irritate.
January 24, 2010
With irreverent abandon the maverick artists provoke the audience with a movie that celebrates film's adaptive quality at exposing the sub-conscious mind. "Un Chien Andalou" is 17-minutes of sheer cinematic genius.
October 12, 2007
It is a mysterious, free-associating accumulation of images of violence, beauty and absurdity that confounded those who saw it then and confounds viewers still.
June 24, 2006
[It's] a documentary rendering of the dream state, of dream logic... and/or a contrivance by two ambitious young Spaniards to offer as much outrageousness as an artistic alibi can cover.
March 25, 2006
This is the avant-garde masterpiece with the razor across an eyeball and dead donkeys sprawled across pianos.
June 18, 2005
It was released in 1929, but it still has the power to make audiences cringe today and it may remain the most notorious 16 minutes of film ever made.
June 12, 2005
Arguably the most notorious 16 minutes of film ever made, Un Chien andalou is still cinema's most potent manifesto of the irrational and the surreal.
March 7, 2005
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou is absolutely essential viewing for anyone seriously interested in cinema.
January 8, 2005
an introduction to the power of the irrational and to the concept that art could exist for its own sake
November 26, 2004
It may be short, it may even be dated, but this unnerving slice of surrealist psychedelia is the reason we all dream in black and white.
February 7, 2004
Luis Buñuel began his movie career with the most notorious opening sequence in movie history.
September 16, 2002
... no doubt that Buñuel's initial foray helped establish cinema as a true art form