• Unrated, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Claude Chabrol
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1958 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 19, 2011
  • Criterion Collection

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Le Beau Serge Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Part mock-neorealist homoerotic foxtrot, part obsessively symmetrical Cahiers du Cinéma analysis of Hitchcock's I Confess

Full Review Source: CinePassion

February 7, 2014
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Chabrol didn't work out his film-making kinks until his next pictures.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

April 2, 2013
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Whether or not (it) was the start of the New Wave, it was the start of Chabrol.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 88/100

October 1, 2011
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

evokes a somber and deeply felt sense of shared humanity

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2011
Tom Milne
Time Out
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It presents a bleak, beautifully observed picture of provincial life, later revisited to even more stunning effect in Le Boucher.

Full Review Source: Time Out

September 19, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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An important new French director, Claude Chabrol, is unveiled in this pic.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 19, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Le Beau Serge received overwhelming critical approval of its use of non-professional actors, raw black-and-white photography (masterfully executed by Henri Decae), and personal vision.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 19, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 29, 2005
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It has a certain fascination as Chabrol's first practical (as opposed to critical) encounter with mise en scene.

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January 1, 2000

Variety
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February 23, 2012
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