The third and best feature of Krzysztof Kieslowski's highly ambitious Three Colors trilogy.
Another deft, deeply affecting variation on Krzysztof Kieslowski's recurring theme that people are interconnected in ways they can barely fathom.
Stunningly beautiful, powerfully scored and immaculately performed, the film is virtually flawless, and one of the very greatest cinematic achievements of the last few decades. A masterpiece.
Red succeeds so stirringly that it also bestows some much-needed magic upon its predecessors.
| Original Score: 5/5
Undaunted by the tremendous emotional and moral valence he has by now invited us to expect, Kieslowski controls the film magnificently, putting to use the shapely formal precision he took an entire career to work out.
Visually and emotionally, this is the director's warmest film.
What makes Red watchable is Kieslowski's arresting visual sense.
Red is not a movie by a filmmaker who has run out of ideas, but one by an artist at the height of his powers.
In this final installment of a glorious trilogy ... [Kieslowski] has saved his greatest for last.
Jacob is so good in the role, so effective at suggesting a mingling of innocence and intuition, that it's easy to imagine why Red was written with her in mind.
This is the kind of film that makes you feel intensely alive while you're watching it.
| Original Score: 4/4
A subtle masterpiece.