Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) Reviews

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
March 5, 2013
The chance to see Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest... should not be passed up; it is an enterprise of great pith and moment in the history of cinema.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 5, 2013
A film like Diary of a Country Priest gathers its strength as it continues. There's always the sense that Bresson knows exactly where he's going and the simplest way to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Doug Cummings
L.A. Weekly
May 5, 2011
Bresson's third feature and in many ways his first major work.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 21, 2011
A film that words fail.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 26, 2011
The word 'sublime' has often been used to describe this Robert Bresson masterpiece, a slow-paced film of great purity that portrays the pain and occasional joy of the religious life.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
February 23, 2011
The full scope of the film's brilliance hits you with the force of a knockout punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 22, 2011
The movie is experiential: The priest's suffering is not to be explained but lived.
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October 29, 2008
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Watching this spiritual odyssey is almost a religious experience in itself, but one which has nothing to do with faith or dogma, everything to do with Bresson's unique ability to exteriorise an interior world.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
November 4, 2003
Perhaps those more closely familiar with the states of grace discussed in this film will be more alert to its meanings. This reviewer was completely confused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
A masterpiece, beyond question.