La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out)
La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) (1973)

This French black comedy chronicles the decadent suicides of four successful middle-aged men. Bored with their routine lives, the quartet decide to lock themselves in a Parisian village and end their lives with an orgy of gluttony, wanton… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: August 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

As La Grande Bouffe trudges between scenes of culinary and sexual excess with grim determination, it becomes impossible to care who's stuffing what in where.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

This is not a picture for bulimics or the obese; nor is it as subversively funny as it might have been. Nevertheless, there are some great scenes ...

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies
Tony Rayns
Time Out

Sade's 120 Days of Sodom reworked, with few of the resonances and none of the rigour of Pasolini's Saló.

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]

[A] surreal and funny feast.

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Adam Lippe
Examiner.com

There's a disconnect since the four main characters aren't likable people and they don't act reasonably towards themselves or anyone else, but we aren't give any real POV. They aren't comic slobs to laugh at nor do they have any aristocratic dignity.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

La Grande Bouffe didn't leave me so much excited as exhausted.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Jaded, authentically perverted, drenched in ennui, this absurdist nightmare is a locus classicus of 1970s chateau erotica.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Estranho e por vezes chocante, o filme é rico em simbolismos em sua análise sobre as frustrações do homem moderno, retratando a degradação de seus personagens através da entrega total à realização dos prazeres da carne (em sentidos literal e figurativo).


Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Stefanie C
Dark and grotesque, just like Ferreri.
Eric Broome
"La Grande Bouffe" ("The Big Feast") is grandly overlong, considering it devotes 130 minutes to what amounts to a one-line plot (four men… More
Greg S
Four men, one of whom is a master chef, check into a villa and resolve to eat themselves to death. It's THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL meets LEAVING LAS VEGAS.… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=purple]"La Grande Bouffe" is a French/Italian movie from 1973 about four successful middle-aged men - a judge, television… More
Cassandra Maples
The European arthouse movie, since the 50s at least, has been generally seen in opposition to Hollywood. Instead of relying on cartoonish genre, broad comedy… More
Panta Oz
Today was the third time I watched this movie over 40 years span! And it's still delightfully wickedly funny! This French-Italian film directed by Marco… More