Les Bas-fonds (The Lower Depths) (Underground) (Underworld) Reviews

Top Critic
May 9, 2007
Gabin and Jouvet are their usual glorious selves, though the tendency towards pessimism makes this one of Renoir's less rewarding films.
May 9, 2007
It carries some interest in its curious blend of tones and styles -- it oscillates between vaudeville turns and stark tragedy.
August 30, 2006
Renoir sought out balance and humanistic sympathy, reshaping the narrative so the thief (Jean Gabin) and the Baron (Louis Jouvet) bond over their mutual rebellion against the social system.