The Town Is Quiet (La Ville est tranquille) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Town Is Quiet (La Ville est tranquille) Reviews

July 20, 2002
For all of the apparent naturalness on screen, Guediguian's grim vision comes off as far too calculated.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 20, 2002
It's a strong viewing experience but definitely worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 22, 2002
It's a pitiless film, uncompromising in what it shows us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 16, 2002
Always, one gets the sense that this film is coming from some place real, and terrible.
February 15, 2002
...the film's characters are familiar, real-life people, whose sadness reaches out from the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 1, 2002
La ville est tranquille is not depressing, but a sense of sadness permeates the film. As dramatic as it is, Guediguian's point is well taken: this town will remain quiet.
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
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 23, 2001
Although an inordinately long 132 minutes, The Town Is Quiet fails to make its connections clear.
May 11, 2001
A rewarding experience for those who relish gusts of Gallic gloom.