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Au Hasard Balthazar Reviews

November 22, 2016
If one were looking for a perfectly realized film, Au Hasard Balthazar would be as likely a candidate as any.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 5, 2013
The film could have sunk beneath this symbolic burden, yet it is lightened by the speed and precision of Bresson's art; he could derive more from one pair of hands than most directors can from two hours of blood and guts.
April 27, 2009
Perhaps the greatest and most revolutionary of Bresson's films, Balthazar is a difficult but transcendently rewarding experience, never to be missed.
November 15, 2007
No film I have ever seen has come so close to convulsing my entire being as has Au Hasard Balthazar.
June 24, 2006
The film is perhaps the director's most perfectly realised, and certainly his most moving.
May 9, 2005
This is neither an easy film, nor, in the show biz sense, an entertaining one. It makes large demands upon its audience, and in return confers exceptional rewards.
April 9, 2004
Quietly devastating, nearly perfect allegory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 19, 2004
Bresson is one of the saints of the cinema, and Au Hasard Balthazar is his most heartbreaking prayer.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 18, 2004
It is a devastating picture, scored to a Schubert piano sonata and done with a purity and austerity that transfixes us.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
December 11, 2003
Bresson is one of the few directors for whom cinema was both an aesthetic and spiritual pursuit, a search that was reflected in films for which the words 'sublime,' 'transcendent' and 'masterpiece' can seem somehow lacking.
October 14, 2003
The supreme masterpiece by one of the greatest of 20th-century filmmakers.