The Son (Le Fils) Reviews

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 3, 2003
One waits for closure, and instead there is the slowly unfolding revelation of a man torn between rage at the loss of his son, and the unspoken desire, welling up like a long-suppressed groan, to become a father again.
March 7, 2003
A shrewd, highly controlled little film.
February 22, 2003
It is as assured and flawless a telling of sadness and joy as I have ever seen.
February 20, 2003
This is a fine, uncompromising film, and Gourmet's performance should be called great.