The Golden Age (L'┬ge d'Or)
The Golden Age (L'┬ge d'Or) (1930)

L'┬ge d'Or begins as a documentary about the habits of scorpions, utilizing library footage and silent-style intertitles. Amid the rocks of an inlet, archbishops are seen chanting by a beggar-soldier (Max Ernst), who then makes a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Marta Barber
Miami Herald

A 60-minute- plus treasure that shouldn't be missed.

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Josh Larsen

...a scandalous attack on all things religious and bourgeois.

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Fernando F. Croce

Bu˝uel's furies rarely geysered more freely

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Eugene Archer
New York Times

Mr. Bu˝uel and his co-scenarist, none other than Salvador Dali, have packed just about every-surrealist symbol they could think of into this rebellious epic.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It was the film that 1930 needed, and decades upon decades later, it still has potency to shock the squares.

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Cole Smithey

Eat it up babies.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Suggests instances of sex and violence far more extreme than any actually represented while contriving effronteries so offhanded you can't believe you've actually seen them.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It relentlessly attacks the mores of society.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'L'┬ge d'or' does exhibit its share of the incongruous or dangling, but nevertheless there is connective tissue.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos MagalhŃes
Though definitely fascinating as a surrealistic experiment, it is more cryptic and rambling than Bunuel's previous film Un Chien Andalou, which makes it… More
John Ballantine
Age D'or is so wonderfully weird. It is a slice of modern theatre presented at the dawn of cinema and is remarkable for any time.
Stella Dallas
hilarious surrealist satire bu˝uel made with dali in 1930. of course they were completely mad and this film was banned for 50 years. highly recommended for… More
Ivan Descartin
A year after their aesthetically shocking "An Andalusian Dog", Luis Bu˝uel and Salvador Dali, two of the most subversive minds in all of modern art,… More
Dillon Lupky
So surreal, yet darkly humorous and entertaining, Salvador Dali achieves his goal of not making sense.
Christopher Brown
Un Chien Andalou's closest kin, this is like a feature length version of that film. Excellent.