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The Son (Le Fils) Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2005
The Son will dazzle you if you patiently think it through and discuss it. The effort you put into it will determine how much it rewards you in the end.
Read More | Original Score: A+
May 31, 2004
Actions, not words or feelings, are at the center of The Son, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's challenging, nearly religious parable of humanity, fallenness, and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
May 27, 2004
Simple yet deep. Not for blockbuster fans but amazing in its own way.
| Original Score: A
May 21, 2004
The Son proves that [the Dardennes] can take on the concepts of the human desire for revenge and the capacity for forgiveness without becoming precious or overbearing.
April 29, 2004
See if you don't find Olivier Gourmet's performance one of the most compelling and natural of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 24, 2004
The events are simple. The emotions are hugely complex.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2004
[The film's] sense of claustrophobia heightens the idea that guides The Son, that past events inextricably tie people, even strangers, together.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 7, 2004
...a work of enormous moral and spiritual depth, where sacrifice, forgiveness and redemption are revealed as the natural extensions of the movie's humdrum landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 2, 2004
If you have to pick between movies about the spiritual passion of tortured carpenters, make this the one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2004
The simple but persuasive social drama at some point grabs your attention and never lets go.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 3, 2003
This carpentry is art.
October 3, 2003
Although Olivier never faces a gang of outlaws, he becomes a modern Gary Cooper that stares down his inner demons
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 25, 2003
A substantial story about how one man handles his personal turmoil.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2003
As emoções retratadas pelo longa são simples, mas intensas e genuínas.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2003
[Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's] most gripping film to date.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 24, 2003
The Dardennes' masterful casting and austere style amplify this simple but powerful parable.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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