Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog)
Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) (1929)

A woman sucks the toe of a plaster statue when her lover is called away to the telephone. Another woman has her eye slit by a razor blade, in lovingly detailed close-up. A man's hand is devoured by ravenous ants. Rotting donkey… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Caryn James
New York Times

This is the avant-garde masterpiece with the razor across an eyeball and dead donkeys sprawled across pianos.

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Anton Bitel
Scene 360

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí deployed voguish ideas of Freudian free association, and Surrealist dream logic to unsettle bourgeois values and destabilize cinematic convention.

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Jake Euker
Filmcritic.com

It was released in 1929, but it still has the power to make audiences cringe today and it may remain the most notorious 16 minutes of film ever made.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Luis Buñuel began his movie career with the most notorious opening sequence in movie history.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Decades later, Bunuel's first feature still is the seminal surrealist film, a powerful assemblage of shocking images aimed to provoke and irritate.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Arguably the most notorious 16 minutes of film ever made, Un Chien andalou is still cinema's most potent manifesto of the irrational and the surreal.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A movie like this is a tonic. It assaults old and unconscious habits of moviegoing.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

With irreverent abandon the maverick artists provoke the audience with a movie that celebrates film's adaptive quality at exposing the sub-conscious mind. "Un Chien Andalou" is 17-minutes of sheer cinematic genius.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou is absolutely essential viewing for anyone seriously interested in cinema.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A mind-blowing piece of work that represents a landmark in Cinema for its incredible boldness for the time it came out, making use of Freudian symbolism not… More
AJ Verser
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… More
Albert Kim
"BWAAAHHHH!" -Hank Hill. That's what I said on the infamous eye scene. Another experimental short. "What the hell?" is what… More
_kelly .King
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… More
Spencer S.
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,… More
Michael Gildea
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… More

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