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  1. Ioan Bănculescu's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    bunuele fa-l mai lung data viitoare

  2. lbunuel's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    The Evangel According to Luis Buñuel. Short and precise, the film questions the proximity between hedonism and asceticism, religious belief and nihilism. Hilarious, but you have to be blind not to take it seriously.

  3. Doe Deer's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    indeed, satan is a seductive mexican rock dancer

  4. cabrapreta's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

  5. dionysus67's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    Human history told as a theological tale, tinged with the usual blasphemous sting by Bunuel. This is a sublime venture into renunciation and asceticism, told with bravura, wit, humor and wry intelligence. The incarnations of the Devil take the usual shape but the leap forward to secular modernization culminates in an ingenious dance sequence that functions both as a confirmation and refutation of Christian theology!

  6. F/K's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    An off the wall, profound film about the worthiness of Sainthood

  7. Luca Angelini's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

  8. ammar's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    Allégorie contre le pouvoir et une religion castratrice, menée de mains de maître... www.cinefiches.com

  10. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    A much more subtle reflection on faith than I expected. Brook plays him straight, up until the unfortunate ending. It was a bit too heavy handed.

  11. dordairobert's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

  12. Aardsy's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    Divinity drives you to the disco.

  13. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    I concur with others as far as being glad that this film ultimately doesn't drag out too long. I don't know whether I think this film goes far enough as far as critiquing Simon for his self-sacrificial extremity. I also have mixed feelings about the ending, which is metaphorically interesting in a jokey way; but inconclusive in how it deals with Simon's continuing battle with Satan. But definitely worth seeing.

  14. ermete polpette's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

  15. Luis Pires's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    Four stars for those last 5mins!

  16. Corrado Agnello's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

  17. smndvdcl's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    An absurdist take on self-imposed martyrdom that only Bunuel's eye, for a certain kind of satire, can really pull off.

  18. Nachtreich's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

  19. †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    An interesting a surreal take on the subject of religious devotion. In a comedic, yet insightful way, the story wrestles with temptation and what Buñuel may have believed to be the pitfalls of the Catholic church's teachings. Everyone that visits Simon--religious or not--seems to have their own stubborn interpretation of devotion; and the juxtaposition of 1960's New York and the 4th Century draws attention to that.

  20. Kevin Costner's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    apa-apaan ini ? iblisnya terlalu cantik, pake pamer paha segala lagi...

  21. Aaron Dillenbeck's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    Temptation comes from everywhere and it is in our nature to succumb to things we want. This is the message Buñuel gives us with a a darkly comedic undertone. The camera movements were beautiful and the staging of the shots with the desert as the infinite canvas created a nice full image. Very dark, morbid, and morally flawed from the religious viewpoint. No god, says Buñuel.

  22. ceknklsn's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

  23. B o g d a n's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

    Thaïs, exorcizări și bairam; 3.3

  24. Tom Vienne's rating of the film Simon of the Desert

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