Illusion Travels by Streetcar (La Ilusion viaja en tranvia)
Illusion Travels by Streetcar (La Ilusion viaja en tranvia) (1954)

Seldom has there been a more descriptive and succinct film title than Illusion Travels by Streetcar. Luis Bunuel offers us nothing more or less than a series of hallucinatory images, experienced by two senior citizens while taking their… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 18, 1954
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Not a great Buñuel, but it has a certain warmth that his other films often lack -- to say the least.

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Fernando F. Croce

Airily shot in various mock-neorealist locales, the movie is more than passingly politicized in its wistful populism

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Illusion Travels by Streetcar is the more aesthetically and politically astringent but less heartfelt cousin to Bunuel's Mexican Bus Ride.

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Stella Dallas
completely charming comedy with social undertones from bunuel's mexican period. the light satiric tone reminds me of a classic ealing. great use of mexico… More
Quinto Wallight
As subtle as a slap in the face, which makes it hard to distinguish from other Sunday morning films shown in Televisa, even when directed by Luis Buñuel, but… More
Walter M.
"Illusion Travels by Streetcar" starts with Caireles(Carlos Navarro) and Tarrajas(Fernando Soto) going above the call of duty by repairing a trolley… More
Eric Broome
In its own modest way, this is a delightful film. While hardly a cornerstone of Luis Bunuel's amazing catalog, this little-discussed work does display some… More