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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Hodek Van Mealstrom's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    Buñuel´s far far away form Earth treasure.

  2. Marjan Mar's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    Funny and utterly surreal. Loved it.

  3. Ekaterina Chernyaeva's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    It's one of those works, no matter however it is a film, book or a painting, which are so relevant, perhaps, even more than before. Don't know what to add, really. Sur Real!

  4. josé luis rangel's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    it's hard to imagine a time when fiction films could be subversive.

  5. Trinankur Banerjee's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    Apart from the surrealist game trope (cue: exquisite corpse), one of Bunuel's greatest abilities is to subvert melodramatic tropes at will. While many masters have tried this, nobody has done this so effectively like Bunuel, and Phantom of Liberty is probably his pinnacle in this exercise where almost all possible melodramatic situations are addressed and their politics, dissected. One of his last hurrahs.

  6. polo's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

  7. Vi Pin's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    Totally meaningless, one of the worst films ever, only somebody with the credibility of Buñuel can get away with such a bad motion picture...

  8. gorkem sever's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

  9. empathymachine's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    i think the hotel scene(s) went on for too long, but the search for the "missing" girl is probably bunuel's funniest scene. really dug the vignette-y structure of this.

  10. michal k's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    just watched and what a disappointment I must say! I the humour here is so heavily handed, so crude and one dimensional. perhaps because there's no real bourgeoisie anymore? anyway, . the film grew old so quickly :(

  11. Katya Kazbek's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    Perhaps it didn't age as well as some other Buñuel's, but it seems to me that he just got lazy between "Charm" and "Object of desire" and decided to produce this pastiche of odd bits and ends. Do not watch it back to back with contemporary sketch comedy, such as Key & Peele: oof.

  12. Ralph Melcher's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    It took me a while to ‘get’ Bunuel. This is the one that did it. In a world as insane as the one we have created the most absurd occurances are accepted as normal. When the scenes of the man murdering people at random from a tower occurs in the daily news cycle we know that we’ve truly entered Bunuel’s world. If David Lynch made comedies they would look like this. Only the zoo animals appear reasonably aware.

  13. Nick Potter's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    I thought that I was getting better at Bunuel films, but try as I might, I always felt that I was kept at arm's length from this one. It really is a shame, but I'm sure I'll end up trying again some day.

  14. koolacct's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    3.5 / It's almost as if Buñuel is just whispering to you, from a corner five feet away behind you, "SURREALISM" and hoping you catch on to his light blue thread weaved throughout, as well as his brand of innuendo, but ultimately giving himself up by throwing pictures of flightless dinosaur birds in your eyes

  15. newgrange28's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    So ... why is the cover image from a different film? Is that some kind of cod-Surrealist move?

  16. angeldromero's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    A film so ahead of its time it's even hard for me today, decades later, to articulate how great of a piece of work this is.

  17. zubee's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

  18. the_mentaculus's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    One fantastic gag after another, each exploiting an assumed social dogma (justice, childhood innocence, sacraments, etiquette) until it's just artifice. As perfect as they come from the Great Cynic. God Bless Bunuel.

  19. David R Williams's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    "Bourgeois convention is demolished in Luis Buñuel’s surrealist gem...Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right under their noses. Perverse, playfully absurd."

  20. Monkey Flix's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    Most peculiar. It's like an unfunny but bizarre episode of Monty Python. There's a 5-minute scene, then we follow a new character walking out of that scene and into a new one. Then that scene goes on for 5 or 10 minutes, then a very tenuous connection to a new scene, etc. Each scene is bizarre in its own way. It would have been a better movie if these scenes were funny, but being bizarre is good enough.

  21. Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)'s rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    Absurd and ridiculous film but the execution was clever. It makes you think. I'm looking forward to watching more surrealist films such as this one.

  22. Landen Celano's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    I love this film, I can't wait to see it.

  23. P D Dawson's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

    By turning reality into a series of surreal circumstances, we are forced to question the reality that we take for granted everyday. We are so planted in what we think we know to be true, that by challenging those beliefs, we are forced to be more open. Buñuel twists reality, choosing not to reaffirm our beliefs, but to challenge them instead. In Phantom he does so with a quiet wit, & with a subtle & satisfying depth.

  24. MELO TINTO's rating of the film The Phantom of Liberty

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