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[Wajda] has made a great historical picture, and one with sweat and grime all over it.
...uncompromising and impassioned. [Depardieu's] throat-scraping, rage-against-the-machine speech in court -- "the Revolution is devouring its children!" -- makes Jimmy Stewart's in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington look like a monk's benediction.
It adds up to an overwhelming indictment of government oppression.
A long-winded and overlong period costume drama.
Wajda's intelligent and complex drama could be appreciated as a period piece about the french Revolution as well as a parable of modern politics in Poland and elsewhere.
The film lacks the vitality and excitement of Wajdas earlier work.
In its own way, Danton makes a hell of an argument for dictatorships and fascism. At least they're up front about it.
does not give us easy grounding, but instead constantly challenges us to see each character within the context of both his convictions and the necessities of his political position
Danton's true achievement is as elaborate period pageantry.
A richly suggestive French film about power, liberty, and bureacracy
This interesting historical drama looks absolutely stunning (almost like a Delacroix painting) but is also overlong and feels too didactic (almost like a filmed History book, to be honest) despite two very intense performances by Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak.
An enlightening, unflattering exercise in French history highlighted by betrayal, corruption and Depardieu.
Gérard Depardieu's finest performance, Igor Luther's cinematography giving the settings an authentic feel, as do Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle's costume designs.
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