Intolerance Reviews

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.
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.
July 30, 2013
Intolerance looks both backward and forward. The strong exploit the weak, it cries, and all governments throughout history are evil.
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.
April 8, 2006
The verdict Intolerance renders in the controversy concerning its maker is that he is a real wizard of lens and screen.
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.
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.
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.