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Popiól i diament (Ashes and Diamonds) Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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Honest, brutally powerful and often shocking.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 26, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Richly composed and photographed, with atmosphere aplenty, Ashes and Diamonds suffers somewhat from an excess of loose plot ends and of underdeveloped characters, perhaps a consequence of having been based on a prestigious novel.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

March 26, 2013
Derek Malcolm

Wajda's deeply romantic and personal vision, inspired by both Italian neo-realism and by the more baroque images of Expressionism, makes Ashes and Diamonds a gripping experience.

Full Review Source: Guardian

March 26, 2013
Alexander Walker
This is London

When you watch Ashes And Diamonds, remember, you're not just seeing a film: you're looking at a manifesto that has found a voice and a face and speaks for a whole deceived generation.

Full Review Source: This is London

March 26, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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Only Wajda, though, could muster such a mood, with everyone feeding on smoke and booze, and the assembled company, at the end, dancing to a cracked polonaise.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 26, 2013
Cole Smithey

The final installment in Andrzej Wajda's war trilogy - following "A Generation" (1954) and "Kanal" (1956) - is a coolly romantic wartime movie about Maciek, a young Polish resistance fighter whose demise coincides with Germany's surrender.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A+

April 11, 2009
Variety Staff
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Taut thriller about immediate postwar Poland also has a heavier theme of the futility of killing and violence. Its technical knowhow, fine acting and directorial prowess make this an above average drama.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Emanuel Levy

The third panel in Wajda WWII trilogy (that began with Generation and continued with Kanal) is considered one of his best works; it also shows why Cybulski was labeled the Polish James Dean.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

July 19, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This taut political thriller is a fine example of one of the first Polish New Wave films.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

September 24, 2006

Time Out
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Wajda's way is the sweet smell of excess, but some scenes remain powerfully memorable -- the lighting of drinks on the bar, the upturned Christ in a bombed church, and Cybulski's prolonged death agonies at the close.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This great film by Andrzej Wajda is considered the greatest Polish film ever made, and I'm sure that's not too far off the mark.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

June 13, 2005
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Hailed as a masterpiece by others, Ashes and Diamonds failed to capture my imagination

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 6, 2003


An overlooked masterpiece of Eastern European cinema, this eminently powerful and sophisticated drama delicately dissects issues and themes rarely visited by war movies.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Zbigniew Cybulski as the hero is sensitive, attractive and alert -- a lad with humor and compassion. One is strongly drawn to him.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
Beth Accomando

Cybulski, called the Polish James Dean, gives a broodingly intense performance.

| Original Score: 5/5

March 30, 2003
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Wajda tends toward harsh and overstated imagery, but he achieves a fascinating psychological rapport with his lead actor, Zbigniew Cybulski.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 26, 2001
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

March 27, 2005
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

| Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

November 14, 2003
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