Death in the Garden (La Mort en ce jardin)
Death in the Garden (La Mort en ce jardin) (1956)

To those confused by the seemingly nonexistent titles Gina and Evil Eden in the manifest of director Luis Bunuel, we will attempt to clarify: Both of these titles are alternate names for Bunuel's 1956 Diamond Hunters, a French/Mexican… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 21, 1956
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

Death in the Garden is a kind of halfway house for the film genius, made when he had yet to receive the acclaim that would give him full control of his movies, but after he had been taken seriously enough by the money men.

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Cole Smithey

Luis Bunuel's rarely seen "Death in the Garden" (1955) is a survivalist suspense film with a subtle dose of political and religious commentary.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Brilliant neglected action/adventure film written and directed by Luis Buñuel.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

No masterpiece, but a prime example of subversive cinema.

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Fernando F. Croce

The film is less about eroding beliefs than acknowledging the fragility of their certainty

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Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

One of the masters of cinema continually thrills because he grabs us from the outside (i.e., through social commentary) and the inside (by tapping into the psychological).

Josh Larsen

...a subterfuge film from Buñuel, in which his style and politics are subsumed within genre trappings.

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Sean Axmaker

... a wonderfully cynical thriller filled with brilliant Bunuelian flourishes and a grim sense of futility.

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Dan Lybarger

Spanish-born director Luis Buñuel had such a distinctive style and outlook that even his minor films are fascinating to watch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Matheus Carvalho
It's "The Exterminating Angel" with a jungle setting, with characters being pray to their surrounds and revealing their real personalities to the… More
Eric Broome
There was some "lost classic" hype buzzing around "Death in the Garden," when the film was belatedly released on DVD last year. Sorry to… More
Walter M.
In "Death in the Garden," the military of a South American country is ordered to nationalize the diamond mines and has given a day for everyone to… More