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100
Boston Globe
Slly, sublime, buoyant mischief that is virtually without parallel in 20th-century art, much less 20th-century film.
100
Salon
This has to be one of the most completely realized comedies ever made, and, in its odd way, one of the most civilized.
100
Christian Science Monitor
Movies don't come more original, inventive, or outlandishly entertaining.
90
L.A. Weekly
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 this mad caper.
90
A brilliant surrealistic joke about a group of friends whose attempts to dine are continually thwarted.
90
Village Voice
One of the best titles in movie history and a cast to match.
88
San Francisco Examiner
If there's a granddaddy of breezy situationalism, it's probably Buñuel.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
A classic of subversive surrealism.
80
Los Angeles Times
Far from seeming dated, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie seems timelier than ever, downright prophetic, for that matter.
67
Entertainment Weekly
It seems pompous and scattershot now -- a tweaking of privileged European smugness that unfolds with a playful daisy-chain logic but has the tone of a quaint, doddering lecture.

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