Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) Reviews

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June 8, 2020
At its heart, the film tells an incredibly touching - and altogether unexpected - human story. Entertaining and educational in equal parts, Simó's animated film is one you don't want to skip.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 16, 2019
By confining itself to a certain slice of life, it becomes a solid and considerate effort, almost soothing in its treatment of the celebrated director's inner troubles and external obstacles. Definitely a film to watch.
January 2, 2020
I liked the concept of this movie but the beautiful animation makes it worth a watch. Very creative
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 13, 2020
provides a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the country's most famous filmmakers.
September 26, 2019
It's an impressive and affecting work.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 27, 2019
It is a wondrous little discovery to make at your local arthouse venue... it is a story about how not only the surreal, but many works of profound meaning are borne out of experience bridging our world with that of dreams.
August 12, 2019
Animated biopic of surrealist director has edgy content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2019
In his lyrical animated film, director Salvador Simó also lets the art speak for itself, painting an earthy, dreamlike portrait of the surrealist filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
November 5, 2019
One of the best animated movies of the year, and a historical document for our industry and our cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2019
There's something admirable about a film so confidently made to fit into a niche.
January 17, 2020
The film reminds us of the power of the image. [Full review in Spanish]
September 20, 2019
It's not necessary to know anything about surrealism, Buñuel's influential work or 20th-century Spanish politics to appreciate the underlying coming-of-age story of a privileged young man learning to value the human lives around him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 10, 2019
In that labyrinth of misery, of a Spain from which Buñuel had moved away, but of sweeping poetry and above all of sincerity, Buñuel finds himself. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2020
Labyrinth of the Turtles is a charming and occasionally moving love letter to the legendary Spanish-Mexican surrealist, and at a spry 80 minutes, doesn't outstay its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2019
Simó isn't afraid to shine Buñuel in a harsh light either as his incredulity and ego push his collaborators to the brink of quitting once the locals start to see their "savior" as a vain man mocking their culture.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 25, 2019
An emotive story about friendship. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 25, 2019
[A] beautiful recreation of the filming of Les Hurdes. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 26, 2019
[Salvador] Simó achieves a lot with a little.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10
August 16, 2019
The 2D animated rendering of the master filmmaker is more graphic interpretation than faithful portrait, perfect to cruise between reality and the anxiety-fueled nightmares that besiege his sleep.
July 15, 2020
This speedy portrait of the surrealist as a young man has its own discreet charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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