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Exterminating Angel / El Angel Exterminatador

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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
8.50 /10
Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Jose Baviera
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Directed by: Luis Bunuel
Written by: Luis Bunuel, Luis Alcoriza, from Jose Bergamin's play Los Naufragos de la Calle de la Providentia

Released: 1962
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: Mexico
Length: 95


Guests at a dinner party are too lazy to leave.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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One of Bunuel's unfunny, plodding satires on the bourgeoisie, with the characters gradually reverting to bestiality and cannibalism. Even The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie did it better. Lord of the Flies did it a lot better. Adored by critics, who found it wittily surreal and evidently felt superior to the characters portrayed here with such unconscious complacency.

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