"…free of that deadly solicitude that usually kills off classics." - Pauline Kael, the New Yorker
The year is 1659. There is a shipwreck and the sole survivor, Robinson Crusoe, is washed ashore on a deserted tropical island. Suddenly faced with a hostile and unknown wilderness, he carves out a life for himself with his bare hands. Remarkably, he learns how to survive the maddening absence of human companionship and intense loneliness. Based on Daniel Defoe's immortal classic, it is a story about the human spirit's ability to endure what seem to be insurmountable challenges.
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Great telling of the classic tale. No special effects needed, just a master director, a fine central performance and a great script. The locations are well chosen and make you feel stranded along with Crusoe. The inner struggle of Crusoe, his touching relationship with animals and his loneliness are well drawn. As always with Bunuel the brutality of nature is presented in a matter of fact way. This film is for kids older than 12 because there are some sad scenes with animals dying and some cannibals getting knocked off by cannibals. Highly recommended.
Very Good Film with Biblical Views and Morals Incorporated in the film that you don't see in Movies of today.
Bunuel's existential spin on this classic story is magnificent. His iconic images and Daniel O'Herlihy's deftly modulated performance are pure joy. Crusoe railing biblical verses into an empty landscape is pure Bunuel. Granted, it has a slightly dated quality, but that adds to its magic and majesty. It's profound compared to the phoniness of something like Cast Away.
I LOVE! it YES BRUNO IT IS GUST SO GOOD!
I have seen this many times years ago and still enjoy it.
This is one my most favorite books and must say this film captures the book very well.
I have seen many film versions of Robinson Crusoe, and this is the the best I have seen.