Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    Feb 21, 2013
    100
    Buñuel conjures with Freudian imagery, outrageous humor, and a quiet, lyrical camera style to create one of his most complex and complete works, a film that continues to disturb and transfix.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Feb 21, 2013
    100
    A few great directors have the ability to draw us into their dream world, into their personalities and obsessions and fascinate us with them for a short time. This is the highest level of escapism the movies can provide for us.
  3. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Feb 21, 2013
    90
    The film, which came out in 1970 after a censorship battle with the Franco regime, catches — and releases — all the tension of shifting sexual mores. You can almost sense the director's pleasure in taking apart the duplicities of a patriarchal Spanish society. [21 Feb. 2013]
  4. Feb 21, 2013
    90
    Buñuel has made a marvelously complex, funny and vigorously moral movie that also is, to me, his most perfectly cast film. [21 Sept. 1970]
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Feb 21, 2013
    88
    As much as this tale of bent love runs in the ruts of its maker’s obsessions, it has an undertow that’s impossible to shake. [22 Nov. 2012]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 23, 2013
    10
    Great film.
  2. Feb 26, 2013
    10
    Brilliant movie with a brilliant cast, which makes this movie deniable to say it's a negative film. A must watch movie for the year. It's a MUST watch, so you MUST watch it! Full Review »