La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) Reviews

November 3, 2018
The greatest World War I movie ever made (and there were lots of good ones)...
January 3, 2018
This elegy for the death of the old European aristocracy is one of the true masterpieces of the screen.
June 7, 2012
It's among the most understated anti-war films ever made, effortlessly humanistic but far too subtle to indulge in preaching.
May 17, 2012
A model of simplicity and grace, with emotional effects that move you when you least expect it, the kind of great film that only a master can pull off.
May 8, 2012
Funny, heart-wrenching, nail-biting, caustic and profound, touting the futility of armed combat while turning imprisonment and escape into a microcosm for society's aspirations and contradictions.
April 5, 2012
February 8, 2012
It's still one of the key humanist expressions to be found in movies: sad, funny, exalting, and glorious.
February 8, 2012
It's an excellent film, with Renoir's usual looping line and deft shifts of tone, though today the balance of critical opinion has shifted in favor of the greater darkness and filigree of The Rules of the Game.
March 26, 2009
An artistically masterful feature, the picture breathes the intimate life of warriors on both sides during the [First] World War.
February 9, 2006
Renoir films have a way of talking about one thing while being about another.