Lacombe Lucien Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 29, 2009
Superbly evocative of the period in both imagery and mood, Lacombe Lucien is a character study of a young man during a dark chapter in French history
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 25, 2007
A controversial WWII drama about the German occupation of France that has a young French Gestapo policeman romance a young Jewess.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
March 27, 2006
The collaborationist anti-hero finds Malle instantly broaching a cultural taboo, compounded when the traitorous young man forces himself into a sexual relationship with a not-entirely unyielding girl named France.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
Malle's absolute faith in his skills as a storyteller and in the inherent power of this true story puts Lacombe, Lucien in the company of the best humanist portraits ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2011
This coolly detached WWII chronicle, which is critical of the French Resistance, is one of Louis Malles' strongest and most personal films.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 1, 2015
A generation after WWII, Louis Malle shed light on French collaborators
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2011
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February 23, 2012
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