Le Corbeau Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 6, 2010
Very shrewdly designed to work as a mystery thriller -- complete with red herrings -- and it undeniably holds the viewer's interest throughout with the mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
November 17, 2009
A searching light on humanity's warts and pockmarks
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 11, 2008
A superb noir thriller.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 28, 2006
It's the kind of seriously offensive in-your-face psychological thriller that would make a hell of a double-feature with Dreyer's Day of Wrath.
Full Review | Original Score: A

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 29, 2006
Good performances, a fitting atmosphere, and some truly unique characterizations give a lift to an otherwise worn idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
This exposť of a malicious small town in France must be one of the most depressed films to emerge from the period of the German Occupation.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 17, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
March 12, 2005
A masterful blend of dark misanthropy and small-town hysteria
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 15, 2005
Clouzot, often called the French Hitchcock, is not just a master of suspense but is also most adroit at implicating his audience.
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 17, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 16, 2004
It's so deftly made, superbly acted and relentlessly bitter that it manages to condemn repression, hypocrisy and those eager to be judgmental on a universal level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
March 1, 2004
A sophisticated and morally complex look at the things that damaged people living in a dangerous time will do
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 15, 2004
either way you want to look at the film, Clouzot was right
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
December 22, 2003
An intense mystery and a dead-on satire of small-town morals
| Original Score: 4/5
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
November 20, 2003
An engrossing suspense film that was directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot in 1943 during the Nazi Occupation of France.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
November 20, 2003
It's a subversive work and masterful suspense thriller that's the equal of anything Hitchcock ever put his name to.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tom Dawson
Film4
November 20, 2003
Unfairly dismissed in the 1940s as pro-Nazi propaganda, this electrifying work represents a singularly pessimistic vision of the human condition from one of cinema's most bracingly misanthropic directors.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 20, 2003
A shrewd glimpse into the heart and mind of Vichy France, disclosing a kind of 20-century Salem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
August 27, 2003
Single images in Le Corbeau are freighted with a more accurate sense of malevolence and dread than can be mustered by the Lord of the Rings movies.
| Original Score: A
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