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La Mort en direct (Death Watch) (Death in Full View) Reviews

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Adam Lippe
August 27, 2012
Tavernier slips in subtle touches that seem meaningless and would normally have a big circle around it and an arrow pointing at it and saying "look at me, I'm important," but instead reinforce the droning, impersonal nature of this particular society.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
June 3, 2012
It's an exciting tale about self-respect and personal autonomy in a society where privacy and personal identity are being steadily eroded and it's as topical today as when it was made.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 1, 2012
Much like Lumet's Network, Death Watch grows only more unsettling as the years pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
June 1, 2012
So deliriously improbable is its blend of contributing elements, and so prescient is its peculiar version of the future, that you can almost forgive this curio the rather tepid character drama that holds together all its odd particulars.
Peter Bradshaw
June 1, 2012
It is a prescient but lugubrious sci-fi satire about reality television, though a more low-key satire can hardly be imagined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
June 1, 2012
A true cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
May 31, 2012
Romy Schneider positively sizzles while the atmosphere remains suitably chilly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
May 29, 2012
While it may be conceptually rooted in science fiction, 'Death Watch' is essentially melodramatic in tone and execution: it was shot in late '70s Glasgow with not a shiny jumpsuit or flying car in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
May 23, 2012
It's let down by preachy dialogue, but makes striking use of the Scots locations.
Hannah McGill
The List
May 16, 2012
Its plot is a credibility stretch even in these days of de rigueur media paranoia, and its relentlessly murky, moody tone might raise the odd giggle, but Tavernier's long-neglected sci-fi curiosity is compelling nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 30, 2010
A promising but ultimately disappointing sci-fi futuristic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Fernando F. Croce
February 4, 2010
Acerbic and utterly prophetic
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
November 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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