La Haine Reviews

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September 19, 2018
Unlike most films of the '90s, Matthieu Kassovitz's La Haine remains a timeless snapshot of a transitory decade that forever transformed world history.
September 19, 2018
Well the setup may be a little plot-convenient... but sophomore director Mathieu Kassovitz (Cafe au Lait) has turned out a film that manages to be documentary-like and stylish at the same time and is certainly one to watch.
December 12, 2017
La Haine chucks a Molotov cocktail through the sedate window-front of modern French cinema. Kassovitz has scoured away the layers of nuance and the portraits of a privileged past -- and daubed over them slogans of despair that are raw and contemporary.
November 16, 2017
La Haine makes no bones about being anti-police, but Kassovitz's screenplay leaves plenty of room for nuance.
September 8, 2014
Mathieu Kassovitz's gritty, documentary-like second film is a powerful comment on class and racial disparity.
December 28, 2013
La Haine does not provide an easy answer. So you have to struggle intellectually for yourself.
August 21, 2012
The conveniently manufactured ending is a let-down, but the display of raw emotion and kinetic energy lingers with the viewer long after the film is over.
August 6, 2008
A layered conundrum that builds to a stunning crescendo, Mathieu Kassovitz's Hate is an extremely intelligent take on an idiotic reality: the mutual mistrust, contempt and hatred between the police and France's disenfranchised young citizens.
August 3, 2007
An inspired achievement from Mathieu Kassovitz.
May 8, 2007
to get an inside view of the situation, there simply is no better source than Kassovitz's disturbing urban study
June 19, 2005
April 9, 2005
One would expect, from the initial look and feel, that this is a skin-head flic. It is so much more complex, though, covering a gammut of social strata within strata.
August 19, 2004
One of the most blisteringly effective pieces of urban cinema ever made
September 8, 2003
August 1, 2003
September 10, 2002
"La Haine" is a memorable, in-you-face film from start to the chilling finale.
August 7, 2002
July 26, 2002
June 18, 2002
It cuts deeper and shows us the foolishness of its characters as it mourns their inevitable tragedy.
January 1, 2000
Hate is, I suppose, a Generation X film, whatever that means, but more mature and insightful than the American Gen X movies.
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