Paths of Glory Reviews

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.
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.
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.
May 8, 2007
While the subject is well handled and enacted in a series of outstanding characterizations, it seems dated and makes for grim screen fare.
May 8, 2007
This masterpiece still packs a wallop, though nothing in it is as simple as it may first appear; audiences are still arguing about the final sequence, which has been characterized as everything from a sentimental cop-out to the ultimate cynical twist.
June 24, 2006
The final scene, in which Kubrick presents close-ups of soldiers watching a captured German girl being forced to sing for their pleasure is nothing short of masterful.
January 20, 2006
Songs at the ends of dramas usually make us feel better. They are part of closure. This song at the end of this movie makes us feel more forlorn.
December 9, 2005
Paths of Glory is all about that greatest of all movie subjects: power.
December 6, 2005
The searing Paths Of Glory continues to impress with its striking blend of formal brilliance, economical storytelling and emotional directness.
November 29, 2005
There's a near mathematical logic to the scenario and the cruelty is compounded by class.
February 24, 2005
Both a terrifying, grim look at battle and an excruciatingly tense courtroom thriller. Together, it's a devastating indictment of war as conducted by opportunists and liars.
January 1, 2000
As for the picture's significance, it comes to an inconclusive point.