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Danton

Danton (1983)

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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a series of massive executions, The Terror. Confident in the peoples' support, Danton clashes with his former ally, but calculating Robespierre soon rounds up Danton and his followers, tries them before a revolutionary tribunal and dipatches them to the guillotine.

Mar 31, 2009

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (1) | DVD (3)

...uncompromising and impassioned. [Depardieu's] throat-scraping, rage-against-the-machine speech in court -- "the Revolution is devouring its children!" -- makes Jimmy Stewart's in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington look like a monk's benediction.

May 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Film.com
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A long-winded and overlong period costume drama.

February 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Wajda's intelligent and complex drama could be appreciated as a period piece about the french Revolution as well as a parable of modern politics in Poland and elsewhere.

August 14, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The film lacks the vitality and excitement of Wajdas earlier work.

July 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

In its own way, Danton makes a hell of an argument for dictatorships and fascism. At least they're up front about it.

April 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

does not give us easy grounding, but instead constantly challenges us to see each character within the context of both his convictions and the necessities of his political position

April 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Danton's true achievement is as elaborate period pageantry.

March 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

A richly suggestive French film about power, liberty, and bureacracy

July 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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An enlightening, unflattering exercise in French history highlighted by betrayal, corruption and Depardieu.
February 29, 2012
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Gérard Depardieu's finest performance, Igor Luther's cinematography giving the settings an authentic feel, as do Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle's costume designs.
April 10, 2009
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    1. Danton: You are not the people, you are the government.
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