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Z Reviews

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January 18, 2013
It is a great film for many reasons, not the least of which is that it can be enjoyed as a political thriller as well as a political statement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2010
It's hard to overstate the impact that this Oscar-winning procedural thriller had in 1969, on a world roiling in political activism, repression, and discord.
December 8, 2009
Required viewing for any lover of political thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 6, 2009
... thrilling, compelling, run through with vivid supporting characters and narrative twists and turns that have the dramatic punch of fiction even when based on real events.
December 3, 2009
Four decades later, this glimpse into the machinations of political violence, intolerance, willful ignorance, and systemic oppression has lost none of its urgent relevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 28, 2009
a relentlessly fast-paced political expose that has not a single wasted second
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 26, 2009
It's still an eye-catching, fast-paced watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2009
The cyclonic drive is all heat and outrage
August 28, 2009
Its mere existence is testimony to the fact that no matter how hard those in power struggle to conceal their misdeeds, truth will eventually win out.
July 10, 2009
Z, whose title is a stand-in for the Greek word zei ('he lives'), takes us back to where that fascination all began for Costa-Gavras and shows us that, for the rest of us, it hasn't ever really ended.
April 23, 2009
In its slick cinematic urgency and its outrage, Z still has the power to shake you up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 13, 2009
Z combines the intellectual heft of revolution-themed films like The Battle of Algiers with the drop-dead cool of mod touchstones like Blow Out or Le Samouraļ.
March 13, 2009
Mikis Theodorakis provides a stirring musical score of traditional Greek music.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 11, 2009
Years later, Costa-Gavras' shrewd contrivance and superb form hold up impressively.
March 11, 2009
Fascism has been driven underground, but a dose of Costa-Gavra's electrifyingly brutal 1969 political thriller Z will rattle you all the same.
March 11, 2009
Forty years later, Z remains one of the most thrilling and urgent political thrillers ever made, a model for socially-conscious melodramas (and Costa-Gavras best picture).
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 10, 2009
The military junta that ensued in Greece gave the film a sense of urgency approved by Cannes and Oscar alike.
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