The Last Tango in Paris

Bernardo Bertolucci's big splash. It has been so overdiscussed that nearly every incident seems familiar even as it's happening. And so, the focus of attention is narrowed to where it mainly belongs — the extravagances of Bertolucci's juicy romantic style, his inexplicable bursts of camera movement, gushes of music, rich lighting effects. In the acting department, Marlon Brando's mulled-over maneuvers are effectively counterbalanced by Maria Schneider's breezy instinctiveness. 1973.

3.0 stars

— Duncan Shepherd

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