100

TV Guide

Shattering social and sexual conventions, Last Tango in Paris stands as one of Bernardo Bertolucci's finer achievements.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris is one of the great emotional experiences of our time.
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80

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris is a beautiful, courageous, foolish, romantic, and reckless film.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
The surface plausibility is probably the contribution of Marlon Brando, whose performance has strength and detail enough to counterbalance Bertolucci's taste for pure psychological essence.
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60

Empire

By Emma Cochrane
Interesting for it's historical notoriety, but overlong and dull in places.
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50

Variety

Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris is an uneven, convoluted, certainly dispute-provoking study of sexual passion in which Marlon Brando gives a truly remarkable performance.
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77 out of 100
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