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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Plaisante, quelquefois humoristique, une oeuvre somme toute honnête... www.cinefiches.com

  2. cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    "Luis Buñuel’s only American-financed film." It shows. Not necessarily in the quality of the film-making but in the quality of the story-telling. I'm not a fan of voice-over narration; the film would be improved by at least one star if the narration were removed. Regarding the racism, this film reflects the overt racism in both the early 1700s when the book was written and also in the 1950s when the film was made.

  3. Nick Potter's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Surrealism may not be my thing, but something Buñuel being so straightforward and vanilla didn't sit well with me either.

  4. runfromfire's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    It would never be my first choice for introducing someone to Buñuel but it's still a solidly watchable flick. Not gonna lie though: I still kinda prefer Robinson Crusoe on Mars but that's mostly because of Adam West and Mona the monkey.

  5. Odradek's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Beautiful, traditional adventure movie by Luis Bunuel, based on the famous 1719 Defoe novelle about the ship-wrecked seaman Alexander Selkirk, who has to learn how to survive on a lonely island and struggles with existential questions and true loneliness as the time goes by. Highly recommended.

  6. Ghostman's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    once when you realize it's a satire of the original story, it fits in perfectly with the rest of bunuel's filmography. A great deconstruction of how society was founded and created.

  7. David R Williams's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Viewed through the lens of recent race relationships in the USA - there are moments here that are more than slightly cringe worthy. Slant provides a brief but insightful overview: http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/the-adventures-of-robinson-crusoe

  8. Diderot's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    A perfectly polite adaptation, but certainly nothing more.

  9. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    A morally conflicted film in many way. An uncharacteristic turn by Bunuel, this is more about race, colonialism and the white man's burden than a survival tale. It takes on more heft than any other Crusoe depiction on film and hews closer to the source material. However, while Crusoe learns companionship and trust, his treatment of Friday is equally abhorrent (master to slave). An unsettling film in today's world.

  10. Gerard Navarro's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    ...bunuel at his cheesiest, facile french tropes of wild native, noble savage...

  11. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Not enough Bunuel in this Bunuel. 95% Hollywood craptastic, 5% Bunuel. Painting by numbers. Speaking of which, it seemed like Jaime was doing blackface.

  12. Ben Loory's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    seems pretty phoned in, though it wakes up some once friday enters the picture. hard to believe bunuel made it. except for the fever dream scene.

  13. Sarah Leinwand's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    The 1954 film adaptation of the 1719 novel is narrated by the main character, which incorporates an aspect of the original medium of the story. This film includes many classic tropes we see in modern films (especially Castaway). The main concern is never Crusoe’s survival, as he had recovered supplies from his wrecked ship, but whether or not he will be rescued or ever escape the island.

  14. JoeTD's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    A good take on a classic novel. This isn't a realistic survival tale by any means (or at least the film isn't) and that does some good and bad for the film. It makes it light hearted and pleasurable, watching Robinson make his little camp on the island. However because a real threat doesn't seem to exist, it's easy to lose interest in the character and as he is the only character, lose interest in the film.

  15. Wyatt's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Overall a great film for anyone who likes films such as "Castaway" and "Swiss Family Robinson". It has bits of humor, action, and the character's actions were smart and would be done by any good survivor. It may be a little old, but it has not lost anything after all these years.

  16. Ekaterina Chernyaeva's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    This film as a proof that is Bunuel wanted to do Hollywood he'd be quite a success.

  17. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

  18. panagiotatos's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

  19. msmichel's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Serviceable but generic telling of the Defoe classic that is a surprising entry in the filmography of Luis Bunuel. There are some Bunuel touches here and there but nothing to make this stand out against films of the time period. Pickings must have been pretty slim that year to have Dan O'Herilhy nominated for an Oscar for this one!

  20. Tutu888's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Good version of the story of the cast away. But nothing more than your standard '50s adventure menu despite Bunuel directing it. In fact one of the few films I ever watched where no women at all are on the screen.

  21. opandadodavid's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    Sexta-feira ou a Vida Selvagem: Língua Portuguesa, 7º ano?

  22. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    An old style adventure that feels a bit old-fashioned today.(I loved to watch such films on Sunday afternoons on TV when I was a kid...) I feel there is rarely a glimpse of Buñuel's skills in it. But at least the dream sequence is good and even somewhat surrealistic.

  23. Ferit Karaduman's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

    en vahşisi böyle olurdu herhalde... başarılı...

  24. Sencer Gülün's rating of the film Robinson Crusoe

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