Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe
Luis Bunuel's Robinson Crusoe (1954)

Exiled from his Spanish homeland, director Luis Bunuel set up shop in Mexico. Here he made his only American-financed film, The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. This is a reasonably reliable version of the Daniel Defoe's novel about a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 5, 1954
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2004
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Josh Larsen

...could pass as just another literary adaptation if you weren't watching closely.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

May be the most shocking film ever made by the great filmmaker -- precisely because it isn't shocking at all.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film in its simple telling, without sentimentality, evokes a feeling of awe.

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Emanuel Levy

Featuring an Oscar nominated turn by Dan O'Herlihy, this is a poignant version of the classic tale by the great Spanish director Luis Bunuel.

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Dan Lybarger

Exiled Spanish surrealist master Luis Buñuel created a micro-budgeted but remarkably effective adaptation of Daniel DeFoe's 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe.

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Christopher Null

A true oddity for Buñuel.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

far more provocative than the more literal adaptation's of Defoe's classic

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This is the best Crusoe I've ever seen.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

A fine film with a strong central performance, although it is hardly representative of the director's trademark style.

Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The best known version of the guy on a desert island trope (why don't they ever do a woman on a desert island ... or was that "Gravity"?… More
Eric Broome
If you're a Bunuel devotee who hasn't been able to track down this film, do not panic. It's a surprisingly ordinary telling of the familiar… More
Matheus Carvalho
An atypical Buñuel that shows how the director was wrong for this kind of material. Despite the lushy colour photography, it has too little swashbuckling and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Robinson Crusoe" is an entertaining adaptation of the venerable classic wherein Mr. Crusoe(Daniel O'Herlihy), the third son… More