[An] indispensable film.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Classical in its intense simplicity, this is certainly Becker's most perfectly crafted film.
Excellent work from Jacques Becker.
| Original Score: 4/5
This was Jacques Becker's last film; he died shortly after the film was released.
| Original Score: A
Usando a trama como subterfúgio para uma ácida análise social, Becker transformou este seu último trabalho em um filme tenso, inteligente e fascinante, despedindo-se com uma verdadeira obra-prima.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ingenious, resourceful and bold prisoners try to escape in this French prison-break movie
The actors, none of whom are familiar, play their roles with such simple, natural force that they become not only bold adventurers but also deeply appreciable friends.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jacques Becker's 1959 film was the last great flowering of French classicism; the 'tradition of quality' here goes out with a masterpiece.
This outstanding drama was the last film to be directed by Becker, who died shortly after its completion.
| Original Score: 4/4