"BWAAAHHHH!" -Hank Hill. That's what I said on the infamous eye scene.
Another experimental short. "What the hell?" is what you're gonna say throughout its 20 minutes. What "Un Chien Andalou" offers is a high amount of shock-value and stand-alone scenes that are simply awe-inspi...
Fledging director Luis Buñuel and painter Salvador Dali create this ultimate surrealist film, which is essentially a barrage of striking and irrational images designed to shock and provoke. During the... read more
Directed by: Luis Buñuel
Release Date: June 6, 1929
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
Stats: 1,611 reviews
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September 1, 2012
February 18, 2012
Brief, silent surrealism known infamously for only one image: a razor slicing open an eye. Though questionable and disturbing, this is one of the only enjoyable silent films I have seen. Salvador Dali's artistic ability makes the film great, if only 16 minutes long.
October 13, 2010
I just kept saying out loud, over and over, "What the hell am I watching?" Sure, it made me think more than many longer and plot filled movies have, but overall I was unnerved from the strange, dreamlike events that transpired.
September 3, 2010
Disturbingly brilliant. This movie takes the idea that film is presented like a dream, and make a film which is literally based on the film maker's dreams (the sleeping kind, that is.). You have to see it to believe it. If you like experimental movies, you'll love this.
August 10, 2010
I can very clearly see how this short film inspired David Lynch throughout his career, and I appreciate the influence it has had on scores of other brilliant film-makers. HOWEVER, I was not moved or jarred in the slightest. Perhaps I am defective in some essential way, or perhaps...
March 14, 2010
Um... I'm sure the fact that I saw this at 4:30 in the morning, was in not in any mind of mood for interpretation and just wanted to go to bed play into this review, but... so what? I can appreciate that Un Chien Andalou was groundbreaking for its time (even if it paved the way f...
February 22, 2010
Did people say "WTF" in 1929?
Dali and Buñuel set out to defy convention and raise eyebrows. They succeeded. Even today, more than eighty years later, this film gives us a lot to think about.
January 26, 2010
The most demented, violent and explicit film of the silent era. It touches on dozens upon dozens of taboo and controversial topics while also being just flat out bizarre. I think the main reason it is so great is the fact that it is so original and ahead of its time. You'll never...
November 6, 2009
Beautifully disturbing, surreal art. Some fantastic imagery that is yet to be replicated since. It's harsh, disturbing, confusing and utterly compelling. After all the Saw's and Hostels, nothing can match the eye-slitting for "What the fuck" grossness. Yet, it's combination with ...
October 2, 2009
Pure celluloid art! Dali & Bunuel collaborate to create one of cinemas greatest experimental films. The scene with the eye ball and the moon is pure brilliance!
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