The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) Reviews

June 21, 2018
Peck's work is handsome; what it lacks is a true sense of danger, a feeling of history roiling in the present tense.
May 5, 2018
There are no memorable shots in the film and Peck seldom attempts to tell the story, or at least exemplify its themes, through visual means. It actually looks a lot like it was made to be consumed on television.
March 2, 2018
With the sensibility of a very boring Downton Abbey and a political consciousness to match, The Young Marx is an insipid disaster.
Top Critic
March 1, 2018
And by the time Marx writes what his wife calls a...critique of the critical critique - well, my eyes glazing over at the dialectics, I for one needed an antidote.
February 23, 2018
Watching it is like being tossed into an agitprop blender..It has little depth, either political or psychological.
February 23, 2018
Raoul Peck is on a roll.
February 22, 2018
Against all expectations, "Young Karl Marx" makes this kind of brainy content bracing and dramatic.
February 22, 2018
Both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited.
February 21, 2018
From its lifelessly anachronistic English dialogue to its Masterpiece Theatre lighting and production design, The Young Karl Marx tries to filter radical thought through the pace and aesthetics of a middlebrow drama.
February 20, 2018
Its story concerns the development of communist theory, but in its construction it harks back to Eli Whitney's theory of interchangeable parts.