Full of memorable surreal or symbolic imagery that confuse the hell out of me, but can give anyone nightmares. There is a lot of unique images here. There is not a logic story to follow so let the brain go and just enjoy this strange wicked dream landscape.
From cutting eye with razor blade, ants appeared from the man's hand, until dragging two grand piano containing dead donkeys and Ten Commandments, this movie is an ultimate surreal experience. Although it's just a silent movie, this movie successfully delivered its subliminal messages (I guess...). Even 88 years after its release, UN CHIEN ANDALOU is still mesmerizing. It's not a movie, it's a little piece of art...
Tried watching this at Caribou Coffee on my laptop with my earbuds in. Even though I was in such a position so that no one could see my screen I only got five minutes in because I felt vulgar and obscene. Watching it in it’s entirety at home that feeling is gone, but not the disturbing feeling that this film is so well known for provoking.
I mean, it's not trying to assemble the images to actually mean anything; it's a strange visual experiment. So, I'd say it's definitely lacking on substance. On the other hand, it is the first surrealist film, and one of Bunuel's first films, so it has tremendous historical significance. In the end it seemed fairest to split the difference and give it a three.