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Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: When Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known, but Don Lope's one weakness is women. He falls for the innocent girl in his charge, seduces her, makes her his lover, though all the while explaining to her that she is as free as he. But when she acts on this freedom, Don Lope must deal with the consequences of his world-view. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  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]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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! Collapse