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Le Samouraï (The Godson) Reviews

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Penelope Gilliatt
New Yorker
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Cold, masterly, without pathos, and not even particularly sympathetic; it has the noble structure of accuracy.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 14, 2013
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

an enjoyably stylish entry in the French crime film tradition, but a decidedly minor one

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3/4

August 17, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Delon's inscrutable presence adds to an unnerving atmosphere of anticipation. You feel that something bad could come crashing into the frame at any second. And you would be right.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

October 8, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A major work from a highly influential director -- Walter Hill and John Woo have both taken a lesson or two -- yet one whose films have been, until now, inexplicably neglected in the U.S.

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

August 29, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Melville's film had a major influence in Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Achieves an atmosphere of mesmerizing, otherworldly beauty and grace.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

October 24, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

By far the coolest.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

October 14, 2005
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

Making films this good wasn't a principle for Melville, it was a habit.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

October 13, 2005
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Le Samouraï's narrative players are designed for easy interpretation. This fosters the plot's complication, as well as Melville's inimitably stylistic filmmaking

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

July 20, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film has been a tremendous influence to the crime drama genre.

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

March 20, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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[Melville's] style remains haunting and elegantly spare, just right for the kind of hit man who lives in silence, in bare and colorless surroundings, with a lonely caged bird.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 20, 2003
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

Even if its influence on contemporary filmmakers weren't so striking and acknowledged, Le Samourai would stand well enough on its own merits, strongly suggesting that some of the greatest films of the future may well come from the past.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

June 5, 2002
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

One of the better examples of genre cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

August 20, 2001
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Le samourai expresses a kind of loneliness to be sure, but it's that of a teenage male dreaming about Hollywood movies and their accoutrements -- penthouse apartments, acerbic cops, melancholy city streets, smoky card games, fancy jazz nightclubs.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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One of the pleasures of Le Samourai is to realize how complicated the plot has grown, in its flat, deadpan way.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Fedoras and trench coats. Film noir in cool blues and greens. Frenchman Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 film Le Samourai is the real deal.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Alain Delon, who was attacked by some narrow-minded reviewers in his day for being stiff, is perfectly cast here, displaying a cool, calm demeanor at first, then an equally calm desperation as the chase gets more intense.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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Melville is much more interested in procedures than action. The film is so stripped down that we learn as much as we need to know about Jef in the film's first 15 minutes.

January 1, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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To each his own. Filmmakers as diverse as Quentin Tarantino and Paul Schrader were influenced by Melville, and Hong Kong action director John Woo calls the film 'the closest to a perfect movie that I have ever seen.'

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It combines stylish direction, an intelligent script, first-rate performances, and overpowering atmosphere into one of the most tense and absorbing thrillers ever to reach the screen.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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