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Intolerance Reviews

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 5, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Aaron Cutler
Village Voice
July 30, 2013
Intolerance looks both backward and forward. The strong exploit the weak, it cries, and all governments throughout history are evil.
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
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.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
May 5, 2014
Griffith's trademark closeups lend a quivering lip or a trembling hand the tragic grandeur of historical cataclysm.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
Jon Fortgang
Film4
May 24, 2003
Monumental in both scale and running time, it's still one of the most spectacular undertakings in film ever seen.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
June 20, 2004
Over-extended and powered by a glib conceit, but still a stunning piece of filmmaking, with a breathtaking set.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
May 10, 2002
One can't help but feel that two of the stories would stand better on their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 27, 2010
Influential landmark epic silent film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 28, 2007
Explores the nature of intolerance throughout history.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Hall
Film Threat
January 16, 2009
A landmark, to be certain, but wildly uneven.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews
July 25, 2004
D.W. Griffith wants to fight for your right to party.
Full Review | Original Score: 99/100
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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