New York Times - 10/11/2005
"Pasolini embodied many of the contradictions that were brewing into violence in pre-1968 Europe, and so does his film, which is at once materialistic and transcendent, painfully sincere and bitterly sarcastic."
Uncut - 12/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "Still one of the most enigmatic films of its time....Pasolini in prime taboo-shattering form."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Terence Stamp stars in Pier Paolo Pasolini's award-winning and controversial film as a strange visitor who suddenly drops into the lives of an extremely bourgeois family. He plays both God and the Devil as he proceeds to seduce each member of the house including the maid. His divine and diabolical interaction with each character causes them to re-evaluate their belief systems and just as suddenly as he appears, he's gone.
The eccentric Italian director's atmospheric tale of a prominent, dysfunctional Milanese family which engineers its own destruction when a spiritually minded stranger moves in on them.