The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) Reviews

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May 26, 2008
Here is a deadly tiresome picture that merely makes an attempt to narrate without sound or dialog an allegedly written recorded trial in the 15th or 16th century of Joan of Arc for witchery, leading to her condemnation and burning at the stake.
July 16, 2014
While strong with French nationalistic sentiment, it was made by a Danish director and a German designer, but its powerful message speaks to people of all nations.
February 27, 2013
In the hands of the great Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer it becomes a potent saga of battered faith, vicious bullying and personal torment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
You cannot know the history of silent film unless you know the face of Renee Maria Falconetti.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 21, 1928
When one speaks of The Passion of Joan of Arc, the first image to come to mind is the beatific face of Maria Falconetti, whose expressive features give voice to the movie's silence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 22, 2010
A wondrously composed cathedral of light and shadow that departs from one text to establish another, parallel cosmos based on the architecture of the human face.
March 4, 2016
...constructed largely of close-ups and was filmed on a single concrete set representing the prison where Joan of Arc was imprisoned ...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 10, 2005
Falconetti's shockingly modern performance as the 19-year-old Joan is a thing of irreproachable honesty and ethereal suffering.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 9, 2007
Dreyer's radical approach to constructing space and the slow intensity of his mobile style make this "difficult" in the sense that, like all the greatest films, it reinvents the world from the ground up.
January 1, 2000
Sit down with an open heart and an open mind, and you'll be blown away. This is the reason they make movies.
February 27, 2013
With her wide and expressive eyes, eyes that lock onto the spectator, conveying both hope and despair in the same instant, Falconetti delivers one of the most sublime and gripping of film acting performances.
January 1, 2000
Falconetti burns (no pun intended) as the tortured young woman -- if only the rest of the movie could keep up with her and the cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2003
Raises so many questions about power, gender, law, and self-determination that any viewer, regardless of persuasion, can invest a great deal in what happens to Joan.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 1, 2000
This is one of the most memorable films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
September 2, 2003
I fell in to a burning ring of fire
Full Review | Original Score: 96/100
June 10, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Perhaps one of the most intricate and powerful achievements of the silent era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 24, 2004
One of the great last gasps of the silent era, Dreyer's classic presents, in a staggering series of close-ups, Joan's trial before her inquisitors.
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