The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) Reviews

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June 5, 2019
Presents us with an unassuming but surprisingly sharp moral quandary, a nagging question of honor that's hard to shake.
April 22, 2019
A tough, melancholic watch with little to no payoff. But in that way it effectively communicates how it feels to be the main character.
April 5, 2019
Impotent resistance versus soul-sucking compliance in the bloody coliseum of capitalism.
August 25, 2018
In scene after scene, Brizé exposes with an unrelenting focus the incessant scrutiny that those living in poverty like Thierry are placed under by those in positions of power above him.
February 15, 2018
To borrow a title and aesthetic from the Film Society of Lincoln Center, this may be a narrative feature, but it's still the art of the real.
October 14, 2017
The accumulating power of The Measure of a Man is in its small details and undemonstrative approach.
September 15, 2017
"The Measure of a Man" is a truly wonderful film.
January 2, 2017
Watch Adam McKay's flash and funny financial crisis movie The Big Short and then turn to The Measure of a Man to see the human cost.
December 19, 2016
Stéphane Brizé's absorbing but unspectacular film stars Vincent Lindon as a working-class Joe who experiences the indignities of unemployment and, later, those of a soul-corroding job.
September 27, 2016
Brizé's film offers a compelling case study in how a good man with tragically bearish fortunes might find himself in bed with the most bullish of capitalists.
July 21, 2016
Stéphane Brizé's "The Measure of a Man" feels so real, you're almost startled when it's over - it seems as if this French drama about a middle-aged husband and father facing unemployment should just go on, as life tends to do.
July 12, 2016
A piece of narrative fiction that borders on agit-prop in its fervent plea for the worker.
July 9, 2016
Subtle, voyeuristic and engrossing, with a stellar naturalistic performance by Lindon, this is a film for the discerning cinema lover
July 8, 2016
The Measure of a Man is a triumph of realistic cinema, and a dirge for a blue-collar European worker left stranded after a once-solid job has melted away.
July 5, 2016
Built around long, unsparing takes that are scrupulously observant ... the movie makes clear the importance of employment as a means of not just economic but mental underpinning.
July 5, 2016
"The Measure of a Man' poses an important question - what are we losing as humans in a world that champions financial profit above all?
June 29, 2016
No question, it is a fine performance. Lindon has a minimalist style, a shaggy dog look, and a barely suppressed working-stiff rage that gives the film some grit.
June 24, 2016
The subject is one that will be familiar to working-class people all over the world, and is presented by Brize and his co-writer Olivier Gorce without a hint of compromise or sentimentality.
June 5, 2016
Uncompromisingly authentic, impeccably played and quietly compelling.
June 5, 2016
Impassive on the surface, Lindon reveals the weight of despair in the dragging steps, the bowed shoulders, even the droop of his character's moustache.
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