Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) Reviews

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Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Senses of Cinema
March 5, 2013
One of Bresson's most sublime and understated films, in a career that consists of a series of meditational masterpieces that minutely and compassionately examine the human condition.
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Lawrence O'Toole
Entertainment Weekly
March 5, 2013
It is Bresson's unadorned, almost ascetic style that lifts the tale beyond a genre piece.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 24, 2011
Watching a film like A Man Escaped"is like a lesson in the cinema. It teaches by demonstration all the sorts of things that are not necessary in a movie. By implication, it suggests most of the things we're accustomed to are superfluous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
June 3, 2014
Robert Bresson's story of an imprisoned and condemned French Resistance fighter who plans an escape with his teenage cellmate is one of the great classics of European art cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
August 9, 2004
A hero for all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
May 22, 2013
Not just the greatest prison escape film ever made, it is one of the greatest films of any kind ever made. And the coolest thing is, Bresson would get even better.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 5, 2013
The best of all prison-escape movies, it reconstructs the very notion of freedom through offscreen sounds and defines salvation in terms of painstakingly patient and meticulous effort.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
It's so good that I submit that just about anyone -- even people who hate French films -- will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The kind of film which inspires awe, even in an atheist.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 1, 2006
The best POW film ever.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Ron Reed
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
It's a wonder that so stark and minimal a film can create such potent feelings, images and moments that linger so persistently, divine intimations that seem so inescapable.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Doug Cummings
L.A. Weekly
March 5, 2013
A Man Escaped masterfully constructs the spaces -- physical and mental -- inhabited by Lt. Fontaine (played in a low-key register by an untrained actor, François Leterrier).
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
January 18, 2005
Masterpiece - and strikingly original.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
December 25, 2009
If it's not as emotionally haunting as Au Hasard Balthazar or Mouchette, it remains a powerful, compelling portrait of discipline, and humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
May 28, 2004
It takes a hell of a film to maintain a high level of suspense even when it gives away the ending in its very title. Robert Bresson's A Man Escaped is one such film
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 23, 2004
A deeply humanistic proclamation of the power of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
February 10, 2012
Bresson outdoes nearly every escape film you've ever seen, using little more than the face of Francois Leterrier and elemental off-screen sound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
January 1, 2016
It's coolly comforting to recall how the innocence that lay shattered in the wake of World War II wasn't America's alone - just as it's heartening to rediscover the improbable beauty within the bleak scenario of A Man Escaped.
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