Mexican Bus Ride
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Mexican Bus Ride

1952
Comedy
1h 14m
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Rated 12 Jun 2020
65
71st
Fun little tale clearly made on a small budget whose point seems to be to defy narrative expectations that sin will be punished by the failure to achieve one's goals, presenting instead a kind of anarchic relationship between actions and consequences, along with a clear demonstration of the relationship between temptation and Oedipal effects. Lilia Prado and Luis Aceves Castañeda are both very good in their parts. Ecuadorian bus rides are similar.
Rated 23 Nov 2023
75
82nd
The original Magic (school)Bus; a trip from death to life and back again. It's such a delight to be led by Buñuel on a bus ride that is full of erotic, comical, melancholic, and redemptive stories; and it's all seamless (including the dream sequences, which no other filmmaker could pull off). Lilia Prado as Raquel is possibly my all-time favourite flirt in cinema, as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar would say, schwing!
Rated 19 Jan 2011
79
57th
Not Bunuel's best, lacking especially in production values, but it's still well written enough to interesting and enjoyable with some trademark wit and surrealism.
Rated 09 Feb 2007
58
15th
I was hoping to find a rare Bunuel gem, but it was rather weak. A morality play/comic farce, it's all pretty standard except for a couple of unusual dream sequences. The symbolism is laid on a bit thick, too. Of course, it's hard to tell how good this movie is, since the videotape has lousy translation. I swear, there's no subtitles for at least 75% of the dialogue. I still remember a little Spanish, so I could get a taste of what I was missing, but not enough.
Rated 30 Nov 2010
30
78th
"Acknowledges and celebrates those sometimes miraculous moments (pit stops, if you will) one must face on one's ascent to enlightenment." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 09 Mar 2024
70
96th
Almost a Mexican Arigatô-san [Mr. Thank You] (1936), and that makes it almost a classic in my book.

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