The Son (Le Fils) Reviews

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April 23, 2004
Fails to provide enough tension to draw us into what, at first, seems a properly chilling crime drama.
April 2, 2004
If you have to pick between movies about the spiritual passion of tortured carpenters, make this the one.
September 25, 2003
A substantial story about how one man handles his personal turmoil.
July 25, 2003
[Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's] most gripping film to date.
April 25, 2003
It's spring-loaded with tension and driven by agonizing moral choice.
April 3, 2003
A gentle warning that in a world guided by an eye for an eye, everyone ends up blind.
April 11, 2018
The instructor is played by Olivier Gourmet in an extraordinarily physical (and cerebral) performance.
June 3, 2008
It's a clear-eyed style of filmmaking reminiscent of The Decalogue or The Bicycle Thief, movies that adopt a raw, bare-bones aesthetic to capture the difficult morality of everyday life.
May 24, 2006
There's no music, not much dialogue (and what there is is mundane), a deliberately bland video look, and not much happens.
August 3, 2005
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