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Le Corbeau Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 6, 2010
Very shrewdly designed to work as a mystery thriller -- complete with red herrings -- and it undeniably holds the viewer's interest throughout with the mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
November 17, 2009
A searching light on humanity's warts and pockmarks
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
Suffocatingly corrosive and misanthropic.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 11, 2008
Polished, impersonal work, it puts forward little more than a spirit of free-floating misanthropy.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 11, 2008
A superb noir thriller.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 28, 2006
It's the kind of seriously offensive in-your-face psychological thriller that would make a hell of a double-feature with Dreyer's Day of Wrath.
Full Review | Original Score: A

TV Guide
August 29, 2006
Good performances, a fitting atmosphere, and some truly unique characterizations give a lift to an otherwise worn idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
This exposť of a malicious small town in France must be one of the most depressed films to emerge from the period of the German Occupation.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
March 12, 2005
A masterful blend of dark misanthropy and small-town hysteria
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 15, 2005
Clouzot, often called the French Hitchcock, is not just a master of suspense but is also most adroit at implicating his audience.
Jeremy Heilman
March 16, 2004
It's so deftly made, superbly acted and relentlessly bitter that it manages to condemn repression, hypocrisy and those eager to be judgmental on a universal level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Jardine
March 1, 2004
A sophisticated and morally complex look at the things that damaged people living in a dangerous time will do
Full Review | Original Score: 91/100
Christopher Null
February 15, 2004
either way you want to look at the film, Clouzot was right
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
December 22, 2003
An intense mystery and a dead-on satire of small-town morals
| Original Score: 4/5
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
November 20, 2003
An engrossing suspense film that was directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot in 1943 during the Nazi Occupation of France.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jamie Russell
November 20, 2003
It's a subversive work and masterful suspense thriller that's the equal of anything Hitchcock ever put his name to.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tom Dawson
November 20, 2003
Unfairly dismissed in the 1940s as pro-Nazi propaganda, this electrifying work represents a singularly pessimistic vision of the human condition from one of cinema's most bracingly misanthropic directors.
Peter Bradshaw
November 20, 2003
A shrewd glimpse into the heart and mind of Vichy France, disclosing a kind of 20-century Salem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
August 27, 2003
Single images in Le Corbeau are freighted with a more accurate sense of malevolence and dread than can be mustered by the Lord of the Rings movies.
| Original Score: A
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
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