La Haine Reviews

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 19, 2004
One of the most blisteringly effective pieces of urban cinema ever made
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.
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Mathieu Kassovitz mines so much tension and pointed dialogue from a low budget and deceptively simple premise that you wonder why so much of current Hollywood's own social realism ends up shooting $50 million blanks.
January 1, 2000
February 9, 1996
The result is a jittery, propulsive, slangy study of jeunes hommes in the hood, complete with a soundtrack of reggae and rap.