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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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2002
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
James Berardinelli
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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
Michael Szymanski

| Original Score: 4/5

June 20, 2003
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
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 4/5

March 8, 2008
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

By far the coolest.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

October 14, 2005
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
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
Chris Cabin

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

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

October 13, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
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
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

| Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2003
Dragan Antulov

One of the better examples of genre cinema.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

August 20, 2001
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
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

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