Panique (Panic) Reviews

February 7, 2019
a scathing postwar assessment of human nature
December 28, 2018
As an exercise in cinematic craftsmanship, Panique is essential. As a manifestation of post-war French guilt, it's indispensable.
October 31, 2018
Panique is as vital today as when it first came out in 1946.
May 4, 2017
It is part shadowy film noir, part compelling character study and, most surprising of all, part powerful indictment of mob violence in general and the French character in particular.
February 2, 2017
[A] crackerjack mystery.
January 18, 2017
Duvivier's film kicks off in a realist register, then gradually transforms into a noirish romance of deception until finally settling into a tragic allegory of wartime collaborationism and the cruel madness of rumor, fear and and spite.
February 22, 2016
A powerful piece of cinema sustained by some great performances.
November 11, 2014
It's more a psychological thriller than a criminal one.