La Bête Humaine (Judas Was a Woman)(The Human Beast) Reviews

May 8, 2018
Gabin gives an impeccable performance.
December 18, 2013
Renoir returns to the relle du train with little comfort for his 'human beast.'
June 11, 2008
August 30, 2006
Features one of Jean Gabin's greatest performances -- one with even more force than the locomotive he powers.
April 5, 2006
La bête humaine may show Renoir at his darkest, but as always Renoir in his observantly caustic mode can't bring himself to not splash highlighting colors onto his preeminently human canvas.
March 25, 2006
It is simply a story; a macabre, grim and oddly-fascinating story.
February 26, 2006
[Renoir's] expertise behind the camera--and his driving curiosity for human constructs and human nature...elevate La bete humaine to an unforgettable filmic experience.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Superb performances from Gabin, Simon and Ledoux as the classic tragic love triangle.
July 14, 2005
August 21, 2003
May 24, 2003
The central performances in this tragic love triangle are brilliant and utterly convincing.
January 13, 2003
... it's the hot visuals that make the film so explosive.
December 18, 2002
January 1, 2000
Jean Renoir's generous sensibility seems at odds with the sterile determinism of the Zola novel on which this 1938 film was based.