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The Town Is Quiet (La Ville est tranquille) Reviews

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November 8, 2001
Many of the contemporary problems of the Western world ... are given unforgettably human faces.
November 6, 2001
Inflated with a doom that feels programmatic rather than earned.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 28, 2001
What's good here is very good.
October 28, 2001
An excellent film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 28, 2001
A worthwhile act of social criticism.
October 26, 2001
Unfortunately, writer-director Robert Guediguian allows his Marseilles-set drama to ramble on for nearly two hours with subplots that go nowhere -- and half-baked leftist political commentary -- before focusing in for a quietly devastating climax.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2001
You are left with an overall impression of a movie so full of life that it is almost bursting at the seams.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 24, 2001
While all of the actors create distinctive characterizations, the film is dominated by the powerful performance of Ascaride.
October 23, 2001
Although an inordinately long 132 minutes, The Town Is Quiet fails to make its connections clear.
October 17, 2001
Whilst dark in content, Guediguian never loses sight of the joy that even the smallest act of kindness can bring, which is conveyed in every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2001
Guédiguian paints a vivid portrait of a city divided between an indolent elite and the disenfranchised poor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 11, 2001
A rewarding experience for those who relish gusts of Gallic gloom.
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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