Popiól i diament (Ashes and Diamonds) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Popiól i diament (Ashes and Diamonds) Reviews

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TIME Magazine
March 26, 2013
Honest, brutally powerful and often shocking.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
March 26, 2013
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
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.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Zbigniew Cybulski as the hero is sensitive, attractive and alert -- a lad with humor and compassion. One is strongly drawn to him.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 26, 2001
Wajda tends toward harsh and overstated imagery, but he achieves a fascinating psychological rapport with his lead actor, Zbigniew Cybulski.