Political and romantic intrigues run parallel and then intersect in Truffaut's critically acclaimed and commercially popular Oscar-nominated WWII saga, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu.
| Original Score: A-
Truffaut balances his hopeful plot on a tightrope of coincidences and narrow escapes that horrifically suggest the abyss that engulfed so many men and women of the artistic and political underground. In French.
a simple melodrama that misses its marks and shies away from any potential substance.
| Original Score: 2/5
although not one of Truffaut's strongest works, it is nevertheless a striking and engaging film, one that reflects the great filmmaker's love of artistic creation and its role in maintaining humanity
| Original Score: 3/4
As a portrait of a time, Last Metro is a warmly performed and deftly shot trifle.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A loving account of the literal and figurative romance of the stage, even under the most trying of social circumstances. [Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The muted colors give the film a haunted look, like it was a film made in the 1940s.
| Original Score: B
Accomplished and beautifully-done.
| Original Score: 4/4
The Last Metro puts on vivid display Francois Truffaut's humanism and artistic craft.
A dazzlingly subversive work.
| Original Score: 5/5
Beautiful, colorful late Truffaut -- extremely powerful.
| Original Score: 4/5
'The Last Metro provides a mesmerizing and realistic view of life under German Occupation and ranks as the best of Truffaut's later films'
With few of the director's idiosyncrasies, this is not one of Truffaut's more groundbreaking films.
| Original Score: 3/5
At times, the film seems to be about the reasons for its own emptiness.