L' ┬ge d'Or (Age of Gold) (The Golden Age)
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L' ┬ge d'Or (Age of Gold) (The Golden Age)
L'┬ge d'Or begins as a documentary about the habits of scorpions, utilizing library footage and silent-style intertitles. Amid the rocks of an inlet, archbishops are seen chanting by a beggar-soldier (Max Ernst), who then makes a long journey back to his hideout. He informs his fellow beggar-soldiers that the "Mallorcans" have arrived and it is time to bear arms and fight. But this small group of soldiers is weak and exhausted through starvation, and only one of them survives the trip back. The Mallorcans, a caravan of wealthy dignitaries and their servants, arrive to lay a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A 60-minute- plus treasure that shouldn't be missed."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"It relentlessly attacks the mores of society."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"'L'┬ge d'or' does exhibit its share of the incongruous or dangling, but nevertheless there is connective tissue."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Certainly this film will baffle, astound and infuriate all at once."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Too disjointed, too slow, and the shocks aren't as artful as in Bunuel and Dali's previous masterpiece."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Mr. Bu˝uel and his co-scenarist, none other than Salvador Dali, have packed just about every-surrealist symbol they could think of into this rebellious epic."
‑ Eugene Archer, New York Times
"Bu˝uel's furies rarely geysered more freely"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Co-scripted by Bunuel and Salvador Dali, this seminal work of cinema and masterpiece of surrealism is a scabrous anti-clerical anti-bourgeois tale hinting to the strong poential of film's two most controversial issues in the future, sex and violence"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"an important historical document in the histories of film and art, a work of the rarest poetry"
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"Love it, hate it or be merely baffled by it, you'll finally admit that there's really nothing like it in the history of film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Suggests instances of sex and violence far more extreme than any actually represented while contriving effronteries so offhanded you can't believe you've actually seen them."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Eat it up babies."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Groundbreaking surrealist classic"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"The surrealist landmark is still worthy of appreciation and admiration."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"I really wanted to enjoy this one, but found I was bored."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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