Illusion Travels by Streetcar (La Ilusion viaja en tranvia)
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Illusion Travels by Streetcar (La Ilusion viaja en tranvia)
Seldom has there been a more descriptive and succinct film title than Illusion Travels by Streetcar. Luis Bunuel offers us nothing more or less than a series of hallucinatory images, experienced by two senior citizens while taking their last ride on the Mexico City public transit system. One of the more startling shots (though not the most) depicts slabs of raw meat dangling from the racks of the streetcar, in the manner of a mobile deep-freeze. Oddly enough, the film observes all commercial considerations; this is surrealism made palatable to even the most conservative of filmgoers. Illusion… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Airily shot in various mock-neorealist locales, the movie is more than passingly politicized in its wistful populism"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Illusion Travels by Streetcar is the more aesthetically and politically astringent but less heartfelt cousin to Bunuel's Mexican Bus Ride."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine