An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse)

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On January 5, 1895, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young promising officer, is degraded for spying for Germany and is sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, who is promoted to run the military counter-intelligence unit that tracked him down. But when Picquart discovers that secrets are still being handed over to the Germans, he is drawn into a dangerous labyrinth of deceit and corruption that threatens not just his honor but his life.


Critic Reviews for An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (7)

  • Effortlessly absorbing procedural cinema: With its proliferation of intercepted documents and carefully scrutinized handwriting samples, it opens an engrossing window on the top-secret workings of 19th century French intelligence.

    Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's going too far to say that it looks like an Auguste Renoir painting and plays like a Jean Renoir movie - but not by much.

    Sep 1, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's an absolute masterclass in how to make an historical film.

    Aug 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • J'Accuse has something very real and urgent to say about the world we live in today. It's kind of a shame you'll probably never get to see it.

    Aug 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A peevish and self-satisfied procedural that unravels the Dreyfus Affair with all the journalistic doggedness of "Spotlight," but none of the same integrity...

    Aug 30, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • It's a solid, well-crafted piece of professional carpentry, like a heavy piece of Victorian furniture; built to last; built to be used. The longer you look at it, the more impressive it grows.

    Aug 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Top Critic

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