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The Servant Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2013
Glaciers might be melting, the polar caps might be crumbling, but not even the passage of half a century has taken the frozen edge off this brilliantly icy film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Fear
Time Out
July 23, 2013
A perfect storm of perversity, pre-Persona identity transference, prole pole-positioning and mutually assured psychological destruction, Joseph Losey's masterpiece immediately transformed the director from has-been Hollywood exile to European auteur.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 16, 2008
The Servant is for the most part strong dramatic fare, though the atmosphere and tension is not fully sustained to the end.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The performances are note-perfect and Pinter's script is smart, subversive and sly, lifting the lid on our age-old feudal hierarchy and having a good dig about inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It is a flesh-creeping demonstration of human destructiveness that Mr. Pinter and Mr. Losey are presenting in this film, and it is made all the more horrifying by the genteel surroundings in which it occurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The film is very studied and smooth, even though it deals in sexual hysteria; it could use some of the roughness and drive of Losey's early work.