Paths of Glory Reviews

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October 29, 2019
What elevates Paths of Glory above and beyond the standard war film (despite Kubrick's keen direction) is its final moments.
March 12, 2019
Paths of Glory is a classic for a reason.
March 15, 2018
The strong, decidedly unconventional conclusion confirms Paths of Glory's place as a fairly striking drama from Kubrick...
September 23, 2016
High on tension, low on fat and fully deserving of its reputation as one of the finest war films ever made.
June 2, 2015
Those who are used to 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange will initially find this black-and-white First World War drama starring Kirk Douglas rather traditional, until its radical content is revealed.
October 28, 2014
Classic Kubrick film with complex, heavy, anti-war themes.
May 2, 2014
A reminder both of [Kubrick's] extraordinary formal virtuosity and his powers as a satirist.
May 2, 2014
Kirk Douglas and Timothy Carey are outstanding among the troops on the front line, while Kubrick's relentlessly probing camera offers constant evidence of a film-maker at the height of his powers.
May 1, 2014
It is arguably the best film about the first world war, and still has a reasonable claim to being Stanley Kubrick's best film.
May 1, 2014
Some kind of corrupted masterpiece.
April 27, 2014
The scenes of trench warfare are frighteningly vivid, and Kirk Douglas gives a searing performance as the officer assigned to the hopeless task of defending the three men.
March 26, 2013
More than 20 years after Mr. Cobb's novel was first published, Mr. Kubrick reminded us that human folly is rarely checked for long. A half-century on, he is still right.
March 26, 2013
Kirk Douglas gives one of his finest performances as the intelligent and courageous Col. Dax.
March 26, 2013
You can sense Kubrick stretching his cinematic wings in this prime slice of Hollywood liberalism.
March 26, 2013
The sardonic rhetoric may be laid on a little heavily at times, but the movie is blunt and scornfully brilliant.
January 26, 2013
profound, poignant, and eloquent
August 15, 2011
Stanley Kubrick often spoke out against war in his film, using violence as a weapon against the audience's sensibilities. Never was he more convincing as here.
October 26, 2010
watching it is to watch the birth of the one of the greatest filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century
October 17, 2007
October 3, 2007
For all its chilly symmetry and beauty, the sheer injustice shown will have your pulse racing.
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