Last Tango in Paris
Last Tango in Paris (1972)

In Bernardo Bertolucci's art-house classic, Marlon Brando delivers one of his characteristically idiosyncratic performances as Paul, a middle-aged American in "emotional exile" who comes to Paris when his estranged wife… More

Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: October 14, 2003
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
81%
Flixster
User Score
76%



Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

An uneven, convoluted, certainly dispute-provoking study of sexual passion in which Marlon Brando gives a truly remarkable performance.

Full review…
Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie is sad, but it's also hugely funny, occasionally when it doesn't mean to be.

Full review…
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Took the world by storm with its strategy of sexual frankness and a towering performance by Marlon Brando. [Blu-ray]

Full review…
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The operatic extravagance of Bernardo Bertolucci's style has emerged more clearly since this 1972 drama, which still managed to seem vaguely naturalistic in the midst of its extravagant camera moves and eccentric construction.

Full review…
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The look, feel and sound of the film are evocative.

Full review…
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This emotional, sexual jumble of a movie still contains some interesting ideas, and some gorgeous cinematic poetry.

Full review…
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's Brando's film: his monologues devastate.

Full review…
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Brando gives a terrific performance, but Bertolucci's movie as a whole, which was so bold and audacious in 1972, does not hold up very well.

Full review…
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

High Art moments are offset by the grossly misogynistic behavior of Brando's character and scenes and dialogue that can seem so insipid that they negate any real eroticism or serious shock value.

Full review…
More reviews for Last Tango in Paris

Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
The most bizzare Marlon Brando movie ever. Last Tango actually could look like a typical movie with Brando, but with much more heavy and raw material. The… More
Steven Carrier
Bernardo Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris" is still as controversial and challenging as it was when it debuted in 1972. This is a film that will… More
Spencer S.
So evocative in its day, this film does not hold up under the scrutiny of thirty years. At the time it was unsettling, possibly harsh, to see an erotic film… More
AJ Verser
A very 70s romantic drama, it's sad and strange, but good.
Jim Hunter
A widower hooks up with a young Parisian who is pursued by a man who conflates his art with his personal life. In a career of gritty, realistic performances,… More
Cassandra Maples
Widely denounced as obscene upon its release and unjustifiably notorious for two of its scenes, Bernardo Bertolucci's 'Last Tango in Paris' is a… More

More Like This