Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes) Reviews

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January 31, 2013
Because it is so uncompromising, so pure, "Port of Shadow's" particularly French brand of romantic fatalism still knocks us out decades after the fact.
September 11, 2012
From Gabin's fatigued magnetism to cinematographer Eugen Schfftan's woodcut-worthy attention to texture, this is movie melancholia of the very highest order.
August 29, 2012
As a film that neither attempts more than it can do nor is satisfied with the trivial, Port of Shadows is a pleasure.
May 3, 2012
Essentially, this is film noir, so there's crime and romance, but both are submerged beneath a resolutely ground-level exploration of lives in crisis -- a mood bolstered by shots of the down-and-dirty French port groaning into action.
January 28, 2006
It's a thorough-going study in blacks and grays, without a free laugh in it; but it is also a remarkably beautiful motion picture from the purely pictorial standpoint and a strangely haunting drama.
January 1, 2000
The first and probably least of the collaborations between screenwriter Jacques Prevert and director Marcel Carne.
January 24, 2013
This collaboration of Marcel Carne and Jacques Prevert is a highlight of French poetic realism and a masterpiece of world cinema.
September 13, 2012
We empathize with their resistance to suffer, but it's hard to feel something other than philosophical respect for characters who think of swimmers as soon-to-be drowned men.
May 5, 2012
[A] 1938 masterpiece of poetic realism...
May 5, 2012
Carn's thrilling film is an important and undervalued influence on the post-war American noirs of the 1940s.
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