El Ángel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel)
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In this jet black and surreal comedy, a formal dinner party starts out normally enough. After the sophisticated guests retire to the host's exquisite music room, they find that they cannot leave. Hours pass and then days, and as the time plods by, disturbing changes in the formerly-genteel guests occur.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"My feeling is that his canvas is too narrow and his social comment too plain to keep our interest fixed upon his people and their barren stewing for an hour and a half."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A wickedly designed, satirical and quite possibly dangerous work."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"One of the master director's most concentrated and unambiguous works."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Though less popular than other works, this is one of Bunuel's most philosophically profound and eccentric films, bearing undeniably disturbing effects on the viewers."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A deliciously sardonic black comedy in the best surrealistic tradition of auteur Luis Buñuel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A macabre comedy, a mordant view of human nature that suggests we harbor savage instincts and unspeakable secrets."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Absurdity is relative; it requires a reality (or something less absurd) to be contrasted with."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Trained bears, sheep, and Bunuel's typical contempt for the church all mix to create a classic of cinema."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"A blistering attack on social classes and conventions, The Exterminating Angel may be the best in a long line of Buñuel masterpieces."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"If not necessarily Buñuel's greatest film, this unclassifiable creation must count as one of the most twisted stunts ever mounted for the screen."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"The comedy is as black as an 8 Ball."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Bunuel's ultimate cosmic joke against meaning itself"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"In typical fashion, Buñuel offers no explanation, but the way your head spins around this simple premise makes each scene more fun than the last."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Buñuel faz uma contundente crítica à burguesia através da sátira e do absurdo."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"One of Luis Bunuel's masterworks, The Exterminating Angel is a brilliant surrealist allegory about a group of socialites who, inexplicably find themselves unable to leave their host's house, and gradually degenerate into violence and depravity."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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