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Goodbye, Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy

One of Louis Malle's most personal and significant films.

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

June 28, 2011
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Louis Malle, possibly at his best here. The drama is subtle but affecting.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2010
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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In this frightening and beautiful film, a schoolboy must learn hard lessons early.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 24, 2010
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Malle's approach is perfectly suited to the subject -- not in the least because his deliberate pacing conveys a child's sense of time.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 13, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Avoids sentimentality, clichés and bombast, as it instead touches the heart in a moving and unforgettable way.

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

April 6, 2006
Christopher Null

unquestionably Malle's most personal film and arguably his most powerful

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

April 2, 2006
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

As ever, Malle's sensitivity is supreme and his delicate style evocative. [Blu-ray]

| Original Score: 4/4

March 27, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The film's quiet integrity finally depends on his avoidance of heroic cliché and stylistic bombast, and on the unindulgent generosity extended towards his characters.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 4/5

October 10, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 5/5

May 12, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

March 5, 2005
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

August 22, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A delicately rendered and exceptionally moving reminiscence of a boyhood friendship cut short by war.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 30, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A powerful portrait of wartime France seen through the eyes of a child... The best film of director Louis Malle's distinguished career

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 19, 2003


This intense, unsentimental and intricately detailed film goes to the top of the class.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 8, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

June 4, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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It's a work that has the kind of simplicity, ease and density of detail that only a film maker in total command of his craft can bring off, and then only rarely.

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

May 20, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 5/5

April 18, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The great Louis Malle based this movie on his rueful recollection of an event that happened at his childhood boarding school during WWII.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
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