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The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) Reviews

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Claire Litton

While strong with French nationalistic sentiment, it was made by a Danish director and a German designer, but its powerful message speaks to people of all nations.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

July 16, 2014
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This was Falconetti's only major film and over a period of a year under Dreyer's direction (a combination of cruelty and patience), her extraordinarily expressive face made for one of the greatest, most harrowing screen performances.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

January 15, 2014
Paul Brenner

With her wide and expressive eyes, eyes that lock onto the spectator, conveying both hope and despair in the same instant, Falconetti delivers one of the most sublime and gripping of film acting performances.

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February 27, 2013
Thomas H Green
Daily Telegraph

In the hands of the great Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer it becomes a potent saga of battered faith, vicious bullying and personal torment.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2013

Total Film

It's hard to think of another film that contains such anguish, such inner torture, that turns watching a plain old movie into a spiritual experience.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

February 27, 2013
Josh Larsen

If the cinema had a face, it would have to be that of Maria Falconetti.

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

August 23, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A wondrously composed cathedral of light and shadow that departs from one text to establish another, parallel cosmos based on the architecture of the human face.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

November 22, 2010


A work of formalist beauty and emotional power, with a luminous central performance from Falconetti.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 20, 2009
Variety Staff
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Here is a deadly tiresome picture that merely makes an attempt to narrate without sound or dialog an allegedly written recorded trial in the 15th or 16th century of Joan of Arc for witchery, leading to her condemnation and burning at the stake.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 26, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Dreyer's radical approach to constructing space and the slow intensity of his mobile style make this "difficult" in the sense that, like all the greatest films, it reinvents the world from the ground up.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 9, 2007
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

One of the most inspired and inspiring films ever made.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

December 30, 2006
Tony Rayns
Time Out
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Dreyer's most universally acclaimed masterpiece remains one of the most staggeringly intense films ever made.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
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It is the gifted performance of Maria Falconetti as the Maid of Orleans that rises above everything in this artistic achievement.

Full Review Source: New York Times

March 25, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Few films have earned classic status more than Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent study of the 15th-Century teenager who helped lead French troops against the British only to be tried as a heretic.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 4/4

March 24, 2006
Cole Smithey

Falconetti's shockingly modern performance as the 19-year-old Joan is a thing of irreproachable honesty and ethereal suffering.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A+

October 10, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Dreyer's film remains among the most strikingly unusual cinema you're ever likely to see.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

July 13, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Carl Dreyer's silent classic feaures a mesmerizing Maria Falconetti performance.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 28, 2005
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Blazing in its intensity, and overwhelming in its poetry.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

July 4, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

One of the great last gasps of the silent era, Dreyer's classic presents, in a staggering series of close-ups, Joan's trial before her inquisitors.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

February 24, 2004
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

In this film Joan again stands accused, and her long silences and simple answers continue to frustrate and confound.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A+

November 3, 2003
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