Tristana (re-release)

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
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  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]
  6. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    Feb 21, 2013
    80
    Those seeking the Bunuel touches of black humor, digs at Church and Establishment, irreverence and criticism, and an overall condemnation of Spanish mores and hypocrisy, will find a modicum of scenes here to titillate their palates. Yet Bunuel, despite occasional digs, has remained more or less respectful.
  7. Reviewed by: Budd Wilkins
    Feb 21, 2013
    75
    There are more than a few striking images and intriguing ideas to be extracted from Tristana. [10 Oct. 2012]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 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 aBrilliant 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 »