Goodbye, Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants) Reviews

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May 12, 2005
March 5, 2005
July 25, 2004
August 22, 2003
July 30, 2003
A delicately rendered and exceptionally moving reminiscence of a boyhood friendship cut short by war.
July 19, 2003
A powerful portrait of wartime France seen through the eyes of a child... The best film of director Louis Malle's distinguished career
July 8, 2003
This intense, unsentimental and intricately detailed film goes to the top of the class.
June 4, 2003
May 20, 2003
It's a work that has the kind of simplicity, ease and density of detail that only a film maker in total command of his craft can bring off, and then only rarely.
April 18, 2003
March 10, 2003
The great Louis Malle based this movie on his rueful recollection of an event that happened at his childhood boarding school during WWII.
January 1, 2000
A schoolboy cannot be expected to understand how swiftly violence and evil can strike out and change everything.
January 1, 2000
In this season of boyhood remembrances, Malle's is the most devastating -- an inspired elegy to little boys lost.
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