Last Tango in Paris
Facts and Figures
Run time: 129 mins
In Theaters: Wednesday 7th February 1973
Distributed by: United Artists
Production compaines: United Artists, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)
Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 25 Rotten: 6
IMDB: 7.2 / 10
Last Tango in Paris Movie Review
Unfortunately, this "torrid love affair" between a grieving American (Brando) and a pouty Parisian (Maria Schneider) -- they don't even tell one another their names -- is overlong and overblown. It's Bertolucci, after all, making a film inspired by his creepy desire to bone an anonymous woman he once saw. The story is one of dysfunction and thinly veiled misanthropy; love is left as an afterthought.
Brando is interesting here, as usual, but much of the film is repetitious, as we explore the unspoken past of Brando and present of Schneider. Neither story is terribly compelling, and frankly the sex scenes are tres 1972.
Aka Ultimo tango a Parigi.