"Fateless" is an essential film in the canon of holocaust film because it vividly tracks the specific brand of hatred that torture and genocidal murder inures.
| Original Score: A
In cutting through the conventional cliches of Holocaust presentation to a more singular truth, Gyuri defies viewers to refuse him the license to tell his own story as he himself saw and felt it, rather than as others might prefer him to tell it.
Una película de sobrecogedora belleza que se las arregla para arrojar nueva luz sobre un tema trillado y recurrente.
| Original Score: 4/5
Masterfully directed, acted and shot, this is world cinema at its absolute finest.
Haunting, affecting and beautiful in its own way, although slow-moving and overlong.
| Original Score: B
| Original Score: 9/10
In a long list of Holocaust films, this sublime one is well-worth seeking out.
Fateless looks man's inhumanity to man square in the eye and pronounces it standard operating procedure, and that may be the greater horror.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Plays out as a constant tug-of-war between what makes it trite and what makes it unique, although what makes it unique has the better chance of sticking with you.
| Original Score: 8/10
Is the survivor entitled to ordinary human happiness -- or is this human emotion an act of disloyalty and diminution? These questions are a vital part of this outstanding film's dark and sombre power.
Fiercely unsentimental and surprisingly beautiful, Hungarian drama Fateless does the seemingly impossible: it succeeds in portraying the subject of the Holocaust in a new and devastating light.
Relatively few films touching on the Holocaust are worthy of their subject; this one is.
When Gyorgy speaks, like a junkie remembering his addiction, of 'the happiness of the camps,' the moment is far scarier than the images of pale corpses and hangman's nooses.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A reflection of how its main character comes to experience reality, as one small moment between what came before and whatever horror or happiness is yet to come.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Lajos Koltai's.. textured re-creation of enduring the unimaginable with quiet delicacy is the most hauntingly beautiful film about the Holocaust ever made.
This is haunting because it's a look inside the concentration camps through the eyes of a child.
Many of the images in Fateless are familiar, but they're presented so unsparingly, so uncloaked by emotion, they become freshly potent.
| Original Score: A-
Epic in scope and imagery, the film is a haunting look at mankind's capacity for inhumanity, as well as survival.
No depiction of the extermination camp experience of an individual has ever been so large; it verges on the ecstatic.
The film is on a level just slightly below Schindler's List and The Pianist, and only because Koltai is a less powerful, practiced director than either Steven Spielberg or Roman Polanski.