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Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe

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Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine Buuel posits a more existential relationship between Crusoe, nature and, most significantly, the character's loneliness. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 16, 2002 Full Review Nick Pinkerton 4Columns Observing the figure of Crusoe in the round, Buñuel finds the prismatic reflections of all manner of hermits, cranks, and holy fools. May 8, 2020 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine There are enough superb moments in this made-in-Mexico version of Defoe's classic novel to outweigh its occasional dullness of camera style. Oct 16, 2019 Full Review Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm ...could pass as just another literary adaptation if you weren't watching closely. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 14, 2016 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Featuring an Oscar nominated turn by Dan O'Herlihy, this is a poignant version of the classic tale by the great Spanish director Luis Bunuel. Rated: B+ Jul 5, 2010 Full Review John A. Nesbit Old School Reviews far more provocative than the more literal adaptation's of Defoe's classic Rated: B- Apr 13, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A good flick that follows the book closely but, hey, it's Bunuel trying to direct a "normal" film. Need I say more? Well, worth a look and a tub of popcorn on a rainy afternoon... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review steve d Decent version of a so so story. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Among the best screen adaptations of a classic work of literature. Visually hypnotic, haunting and suspenseful - even though we all know the story. Profoundly moving in the end as the one-time slaver triumphs over his bigotry to become a wise and compassionate human being. Superb performance by the young Dan O'Herlihy. This film demands to be remastered and digitally restored. Can now be seen periodically on TCM. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Perhaps the most "normal" film made by Luis Buñuel but not as simple as it may seem, since you can find a lot here about power relationships, religion, civilization and - most especially - loneliness, in an adaptation that benefits from a solid performance by Dan O'Herlihy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Only OK, considering the time that has passed and improvements in moviemaking since Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review s r Loyal to the book and well made to boot. Good quality, wholesome entertainment. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Luis Buñuel