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Le Corbeau Reviews

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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
November 17, 2009
A searching light on humanity's warts and pockmarks
January 11, 2008
Suffocatingly corrosive and misanthropic.
January 11, 2008
Polished, impersonal work, it puts forward little more than a spirit of free-floating misanthropy.
January 11, 2008
A superb noir thriller.
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
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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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.
March 12, 2005
A masterful blend of dark misanthropy and small-town hysteria
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.
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
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
February 15, 2004
either way you want to look at the film, Clouzot was right
| Original Score: 3.5/5
December 22, 2003
An intense mystery and a dead-on satire of small-town morals
| Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2003
An engrossing suspense film that was directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot in 1943 during the Nazi Occupation of France.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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.
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
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
February 25, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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