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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Diderot's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    My favorite of Pasolini's "trilogy of life", featuring a great comic cameo from Laura Betti and the perfection of Ninetto Davoli as a Chaucerian Chaplin. All of the seeds for Salo are already here, which was not only made in response to how these films were received, but is actually the logical continuation of these images.

  2. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    For me it reads as a cheap Italian exploitation film. There is no subtlety that I can differentiate. I half expected Laura Antonelli to show up naked.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    L'auteur, présent, (interprété avec malice par Pasolini en personne) prend note pour la postérité de ces 8 savoureux morceaux d'anthologie bouffonne. Plaisirs de la chair, de la ripaille, délires scatologiques, charge anticléricale se côtoient pour le plus grand plaisir des yeux et des oreilles. D'une énergie profondément rabelaisienne, une sympathique oeuvre baignée d'érotisme paillard et grivois. www.cinefiches.com

  4. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

  5. Ricardo Branco's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    Pasolini's face at the end is priceless.

  6. Emily O's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

  7. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

  8. Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

  9. Aardsy's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    The lulz? Not as sexy.

  10. James Mackin's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    Not as good as the Decameron, but still very entertaining.

  11. Mighty Quinn's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    The weakest of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life. Photography felt dull for the most part (save for his recreation of hell), and it felt like a re-tread of Decameron, this time in England, and the bawdiness being more in bad taste than comedic and the eroticism seeming much uglier. The stories didn't seem as interesting this time around either, save for the windmill one with the farmers, and the dubbing was off putting.

  12. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

  13. Mariana Mara Nascimento's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

  14. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    Pasolini as Chaucer gives the film a more tangible through line than his earlier The Decameron. Here the same medley of stories, which run the gamut from satirical swipes at politics & religion to bawdy sexcapades & Chaplin pastiche, are tied together by the presence of Chaucer as self-reflexive surrogate for Pasolini, casting his critical eye not just over a medieval burlesque but its reflection of the modern world.

  15. AdrianM.'s rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    An Italian and burlesque Chaucher,a lowbrow comedy which retains the bawdiness of the book but doesn't seem to work on every level. not sure if 2 or 3 stars, so 2.5

  16. Vijeta Budhiraja's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    This was my first Pasolini and I'd been meaning to watch it for ages. I went in without any expectations and only a desire to see Chaucer adapted to screen. But, I was so completely surprised. It was enormously funny and the hell scene at the end is the cherry on top.

  17. film_lies101's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    Fart jokes were never more subversive

  18. Umberto Damiano's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    Gli ultimi 5 minuti sono da antologia

  19. teresa romã's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    The fucking final scene. Not as solid as any other PPP, but still enjoyable and crazily funny.

  20. Moses Lumpkin's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    Come for the Chaucer. Stay for the visual of the devil shitting out priests.

  21. Mellow Dude's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    ugh, the images and textures feels unrefined. i mean its not that i dislike old cultures/customs, but the way he handles them feels... shallow. parajanov, who was a fan of pasolini, did it immensely better.

  22. Pymo's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

  23. mxxbt's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    his palettes are so earthy and raw...

  24. bjr9955's rating of the film The Canterbury Tales

    What a bawdy film! I loved Pasolini's cameo as Geoffrey Chaucer himself. Can't wait to see the third and final film in the Trilogy of Life, Arabian Nights.

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