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

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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.
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 2, 2016
As 15 minutes turns into a half hour, and then an hour, and then more, viewers will get tired of nodding their heads. The movie makes a point, but it doesn't build on it.
June 2, 2016
A tough, clear-sighted, compassionate film.
June 2, 2016
An absorbing and enraging look at a broken system.
June 1, 2016
Lindon brings gravitas and pathos to his role as the French everyman trying to stay afloat in a society that has spurned him.
May 31, 2016
Compassionate, engrossing and utterly relevant.
May 20, 2016
It's Lindon's achievement that, even when Thierry is at his most impassive, we always know what is going on inside his head.
May 19, 2016
It's a miniature portrait of quotidian desperation that nevertheless speaks to the collective psychic moan of job-seekers and those barely holding on everywhere.
April 21, 2016
It's a memorable portrait of a man whose dignity and humanity are slowly pried away from him, until he snatches them back at the end.
April 15, 2016
On this small scale and rather ordinary canvas the human drama is keenly felt.
April 15, 2016
"The Measure of a Man" may be a hard film to watch at times, but with Lindon's great performance at its center, it is one from which you cannot look away.
April 15, 2016
Stéphane Brizé's humanist drama tallies the slow drip of dignity in a downsized world.
April 14, 2016
Mr. Brizé transforms one individual's story into a social tragedy.
April 14, 2016
A standout at Cannes 2015 (where Lindon deservedly won the prize for Best Actor), Brizé's ode to the working stiff is a sobering corrective for anyone who's ever said 'It's not personal, it's just business.'
April 14, 2016
The Measure Of A Man's beating heart is Lindon's performance ...
April 14, 2016
French director Stéphane Brizé films in lingering takes, with Lindon in almost every shot, and the actor is wonderful, able to convey Thierry's conflict even when his back is to the camera.
April 11, 2016
The movie becomes a masterly quasi-documentary police procedural, filled with hypnotically lurid technical and intimate details of the detection and punishment of crime, however petty.
March 28, 2016
Teaming up once again for a film that leaves many things unsaid while saying a whole lot, director Stephane Brize and star Vincent Lindon offer up an impressive foray into social drama.
March 28, 2016
Low-key but powerfully affecting.
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