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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Brute

    Entre pittoresque tableau social d'un quartier indigent de la grande mégalopole mexicaine et sympathique description quasi clinique de l'éternel confusion des sentiments, à travers l'exposition d'un amour naissant qui humanise et rend doux (Pedro et Meche) et d'un amour possessif et jaloux qui rend fou (Palomita et Pedro) cette oeuvre rare et bienvenue, qui fut réalisée en seulement dix-huit jours. www.cinefiches.com

  2. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film The Brute

    Luis Bunuel is one of cinema's greats- this is one of his weaker films, but still a nice examination on the nature of machismo.

  3. jpmurphy1's rating of the film The Brute

    Only the second of Bunuel's films I have seen and it makes me want to explore more. A very simple and predictable plot but the pacing is so fast it keeps you hooked until the end.

  4. Matthew Ross's rating of the film The Brute

    Melodrama, love triangle's and lots of tequila. A simple, sometimes brutal film

  5. Daniel Reid's rating of the film The Brute

    This is great. El Bruto is an interesting window into the social structure and hardships of 1950's Mexico coupled with vivid characters and a compelling story.

  6. DrFirestone's rating of the film The Brute

    The story is rather simple, it does serve it's purpose though, not bad at all. Unfortunately characters are flat, almost cartoonish, and the plot very predictable. Excellent opportunity to experience early 50's Mexico!

  7. Eisenoram's rating of the film The Brute

    Was disappointed to realise that I wasn't going to be blown away by Luis this time - just a run-of-mill drama. How wrong I was... 'El Bruto' is the embodiment of the struggle between the rich and the poor, a struggle that seemingly cannot be reconciled. This should go down as a timeless classic.

  8. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Brute

    It's great that Mubi is showcasing this amazingly original period of Buñel's production: his critical showcase of Mexican verité, a negative reflection of the white-washed pretty flicks of the time. With a young Pedro Armendariz!

  9. Superfrog's rating of the film The Brute

    As usual, Bunuel is a treat. This one is not my favourite but still very good with strong symbolism and already a hint of what would become of his later works.

  10. DanOffen's rating of the film The Brute

    Well built and cleverly written but very predictable. Not sure it really does enough and I wouldn't class it amoungst brunels best at all.

  11. Magic Lantern Alison's rating of the film The Brute

  12. raggiodisole's rating of the film The Brute

    Melodrama with social commentary and sly nod to the surreal

  13. miles's rating of the film The Brute

    a classic story line - love how over powering the lighting is in this film too, almost 'Brutal'…

  14. nouvelle vague 1960's rating of the film The Brute

    "The Brute" is a minor Luis Bunuel film,from his Mexican period.However,it's still a film by a major director,thats worth checking out. A blending of social issue's, film noir and melodrama. It's the story of a simple minded slaughterhouse worker,who is taken advantage of,by a devious landowner and the landowners femme fatale of a wife. A mixture of sexual passion and gentle love.makes for an interesting minor work.

  15. Steve Thompson's rating of the film The Brute

    Like many of the great director's Mexican films, El Bruto feels compromised by the commercial milieu in which he was forced to operate. But Buñuel devotees may get the most from this film, finding beneath the bombast of sentiment and lurid melodrama a characteristically savage satire on both rich and poor, a cool fascination with cruelty and suffering and some masterful imaginative touches.

  16. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Brute

    In his best he begins with beating me to shards, then, when I'm vulnerable, he grabs a hold of me by the throat and lets the merciless blaze of his "stare" permeate my blood and soul... The most muscular filmmaker, but no "brute". Bunuel knows exactly when and where to use force.

  17. SiIencio's rating of the film The Brute

    Fatal love triangle quite unrecognisable as a Bunuel's film, one wonders why he bothered at all. The ground-breaking creativity is missing, the establishment critique is weak, it is certainly not an avant-garde experiment but a minor piece in an overwhelming repertoire.

  18. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film The Brute

    melodrama with a bunuel touch + injected with a noirish energy scathing attack on the rich, altho no one comes off looking very good; except maybe "innocent virgin" lolz the old man in this is so funny strangling of chicken and scenes in the meat factory are real good too. a lot of its power comes from its simplicity

  19. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Brute

    Un melodrama para pasar el rato. El eterno enfrentamiento entre pobres y ricos, sobre sanguijuelas y gente risueña, amantes y viejos engañados, el amor y la venganza.

  20. paul oram's rating of the film The Brute

    Sharp, concise with fully rounded characters. Social commentary meets film noir. It just makes me want to learn more and more about film.

  21. cmuela's rating of the film The Brute

    Katy Jurado es tan ojona y tan preciosa!

  22. Neither/Nor's rating of the film The Brute

    It's interesting to see how dynamic the portability of noir can be, as Buñuel's social drama, whether intentional or not, is constructed in and substantiated by an affectation of its mode, from the femme fatale to the destruction of the guileless brute. A rather categorical study of consequences, though, from a director whose strength is not in assurances.

  23. madsi's rating of the film The Brute

    Very interesting film. Loved it.