Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie 1972

Critics score:
98 / 100

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Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News: An absurdly comic assault on the meaningless social rituals and polite hypocrisies of the upper middle class. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Luis Bunuel's 1972 comic masterpiece, about three well-to-do couples who try and fail to have a meal together, is perhaps the most perfectly achieved and executed of all his late French films. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: For about 45 minutes, it's actually rather droll. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: Take a look again at its dream sequences, especially the nocturnal one involving the young man in the side street, and you will see a master disturber still at work. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Most of the films of Luis Bunuel are comedies in one way or another, but he doesn't go for gags and punch lines; his comedy is more like a dig in the ribs, sly and painful. Read more

Charles Taylor, Salon.com: This has to be one of the most completely realized comedies ever made, and, in its odd way, one of the most civilized. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: The chic stylishness of the characters comes over as overbearing rather than satirically revealing. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Luis Bunuel adds another fine film to his solid record with this surrealistically oriented tale of so-called bourgeois types. Read more

J. Hoberman, Village Voice: Boasts one of the best titles in movie history and a cast to match. Read more