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Intolerance Reviews

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March 24, 2019
As a medium for expressing art, moving pictures may not stand the test of time, but Intolerance is greater than any medium. It is one of the mileposts on the long road of art.
December 31, 2016
If Intolerance is sometimes quaint, it reminds one of what cinema might do at its most ideal. Griffith's hopes for the movies are still stirring
December 5, 2014
Intolerance is undoubtedly cinematic paradigm, but more than this, it's a window through which we can peer 100 years into the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 9, 2014
All at once the Moloch of cineastical good intentions, the first great juggernaut of auteur ambition, and the largest experimental film ever made.
May 5, 2014
Griffith's trademark closeups lend a quivering lip or a trembling hand the tragic grandeur of historical cataclysm.
March 31, 2014
This was clearly not conceived as a sleek, effective narrative or even an exploration of character psychology, but as a tremendous, overwhelming experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 30, 2013
D.W. Griffith's masterpiece, likely the most influential film ever made, has been given new life with a gold-standard digital cleanup.
November 16, 2013
Griffith's 'Intolerance' was way ahead of its time in terms of its camera angles, sophisticated storytelling, and elaborate set construction. And the restoration and HD treatment makes it shine.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 5, 2013
Intolerance is thrilling and vital, a collision of historical periods that feels as earth-shaking as the movement of tectonic plates.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2013
Intolerance looks both backward and forward. The strong exploit the weak, it cries, and all governments throughout history are evil.
December 27, 2010
Influential landmark epic silent film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 1, 2009
Foreshadows what film could be -- spectacle reinforcing eternal themes of love and death -- and, at its best, would be.
January 16, 2009
A landmark, to be certain, but wildly uneven.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 6, 2008
Intolerance reflects much credit to the wizard director, for it required no small amount of genuine art to consistently blend actors, horses, monkeys, geese, doves, acrobats and ballets into a composite presentation of a film classic.
June 27, 2007
Intolerance's sets, costumes, compositions, and mass deployment of bodies in motion are often impressive, especially in the battle of Babylon sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 28, 2007
Explores the nature of intolerance throughout history.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
April 8, 2006
The verdict Intolerance renders in the controversy concerning its maker is that he is a real wizard of lens and screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2004
The film presents its stories on the grandest of scales, sparing no expense in re-creating the period, and especially the monstrous Babylonian sets.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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