Edipo re (Oedipus Rex)
Edipo re (Oedipus Rex) (1967)

This updated version of the Greek tragedy from Sophocles bears some slight resemblance to the original mythology. Edipo (Franco Citti) is abandoned by his father after the father receives an oracle telling him he will die at the hands of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 7, 1967
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2003
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Pasolini both humanizes the classical legend and reaches deep into the modern psyche to find its origins in ancient agonies.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One of the most underrated, neglected, and powerful of Pier Paolo Pasolini's features.

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It's a rather piecemeal and sometimes dull affair.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's not always necessary to understand Pasolini to be riveted by what he does.

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Fernando F. Croce

Fervid chanting and handheld tracking shots inform Pasolini's jangling, fabulously blunt pageant, filled to the brim with mysterious splendor

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Time Out

Pasolini's working of the Sophocles tragedy, though not wholly successful, has its very definite strengths.

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TV Guide

Slow-moving, sensual, and often gorgeous to behold.

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Aj V
Pasolini is an interesting director, it's really worth it for movie fans to at least see one of his movies. This one is his interpretation of the old… More
Dimitris Springer
Removing sentiments,matrimonial confusions,it's no less than a naked intellect.Pasolini is the withering god of punctuality and the desolate face of Citti… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Oedipus Rex", baby Oedipus is abandoned and left to die but is saved by a stranger and brought before King Polybus(Ahmed… More
Robert Brogan
Pasolini's Oedipus Rex works great for me. Loved the desert setting, tribal elements, and dramatic intensity. The film feels grounded in an earthy… More