La Roue (La Rose du rail) (The Wheel) Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 26, 2013
This 1923 family tragedy from the director of Napoleon dates badly today: the restored four-and-a-half-hour print is often agonizing to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 18, 2008
Gance's command of cinematic vocabulary is simply breathtaking...required viewing for anyone who cares about the development of movies as a form of communication.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 3, 2008
Gance took this moldy, soapy story about a railroad man who adopts a young orphan girl and turned into a sprawling, half-mad, 4-1/2 hour masterpiece.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 7, 2008
A tragic melodrama of tortured love.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
May 9, 2008
[Abel Gance] is a master conductor who plays scenes like symphonies of feelings...
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