The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Synopsis
Events frustrate guests (Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig) hoping to dine in Paris.
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100

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
A masterpiece.
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100

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Frightening, funny, profound, and mysterious.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Movies don't come more original, inventive, or outlandishly entertaining.
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100

Salon.com

By Charles Taylor
This has to be one of the most completely realized comedies ever made, and, in its odd way, one of the most civilized.
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Slly, sublime, buoyant mischief that is virtually without parallel in 20th-century art, much less 20th-century film.
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90

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
In the nearly 30 years since the movie was released (it won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1972), one forgets how falling-about-funny is...
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90

TV Guide

By Frank Lovece
A brilliant surrealistic joke about a group of friends whose attempts to dine are continually thwarted.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
If there's a granddaddy of breezy situationalism, it's probably Buñuel.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
A classic of subversive surrealism.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It seems pompous and scattershot now -- a tweaking of privileged European smugness that unfolds with a playful daisy-chain logic but has...
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Rated PG