Intolerance Reviews

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
May 9, 2014
All at once the Moloch of cineastical good intentions, the first great juggernaut of auteur ambition, and the largest experimental film ever made.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
May 5, 2014
Griffith's trademark closeups lend a quivering lip or a trembling hand the tragic grandeur of historical cataclysm.
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Aaron Cutler
Village Voice
July 30, 2013
Intolerance looks both backward and forward. The strong exploit the weak, it cries, and all governments throughout history are evil.
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 6, 2008
Intolerance reflects much credit to the wizard director, for it required no small amount of genuine art to consistently blend actors, horses, monkeys, geese, doves, acrobats and ballets into a composite presentation of a film classic.
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New York Times
April 8, 2006
The verdict Intolerance renders in the controversy concerning its maker is that he is a real wizard of lens and screen.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
One of the great breakthroughs -- the Ulysses of the cinema -- and a powerful, moving experience in its own right.