Army of Shadows (L'Armée des ombres) Reviews

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August 17, 2007
As close to a masterpiece as any film you're likely to see this year.
April 25, 2007
A film to be seen and savored for its moral magnitude.
January 18, 2007
From the first sight of German soldiers goose-stepping past the Arc de Triomphe to a postscript that spells out the fate of characters whose moral confusion is all too real, Army of Shadows is a movie of its time -- and ours.
September 22, 2006
For anyone interested in the impact of war on ordinary men, Army of Shadows proves a sobering and invaluable experience.
September 21, 2006
This memorable movie movingly pays tribute to those who chose not to remain silent, to those ordinary men and women who chose to do extraordinary things... from the shadows.
September 15, 2006
Place it squarely in the category of overlooked gems.
September 8, 2006
Its lack of sentimentality and melodrama is what elevates this thriller to another level.
July 13, 2006
A painstaking study in courage and conviction under agonizing pressure.
June 23, 2006
Deals with the French resistance during World War II, but it's nothing like any other French resistance film ever made.
June 16, 2006
The results bear witness to a time when sacrifice was bleached of everything but itself.
May 30, 2006
What's so devastating about Army of Shadows is how physically we respond to the terrible decisions faced by the resistance fighters.
May 26, 2006
Rarely has a film shown so truly that place in the heart where hope lives with fatalism.
May 25, 2006
It becomes overwhelming as we watch -- a classic of life in the underground, of terror, love, friendship, betrayal, and of death hovering over all.
May 23, 2006
... the most meaningful atmosphere of exquisite suspense you're likely to see at the movies this year. Or most years.
May 12, 2006
Masterfully made, with no detail unattended.
May 11, 2006
It's a strange enough film, yet weirdly great. No movie has quite gotten the clammy weight of fear, the sense of hopelessness that would necessarily haunt underground workers.
May 1, 2006
[Those] with a weakness for dry heroism, dark-toned humor, and storytelling of pantherish pace and grace -- in short, lovers of cinema -- should reach for their fedoras, turn up the collars of their coats, and sneak to this picture through a mist of rain.
April 28, 2006
The cast of characters is small and well-drawn by an ensemble of veteran actors.
April 28, 2006
... taut tale of intrigue and daring ...
April 28, 2006
Almost 40 years after it was made, Army of Shadows has more to tell us about the internal toll of war and taking a stand than anything Hollywood has produced.
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