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Z Reviews

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July 3, 2002
The Frenchies smoke, drink, and mumble their way through the whole affair. There's no "intrigue," no matter what the critics say.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
The usual excuse for films like this is that the crude melodrama helps communicate important political ideas and historical information, but Z doesn't communicate anything.
January 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
It is a film of our time. It is about how even moral victories are corrupted. It will make you weep and will make you angry. It will tear your guts out.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 20, 2008
This movie is for those who prefer for there to be meat on a screenplay's skeleton and who don't demand far-fetched conspiracy theories that play fast and loose with the facts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2009
The cyclonic drive is all heat and outrage
March 10, 2009
The military junta that ensued in Greece gave the film a sense of urgency approved by Cannes and Oscar alike.
October 26, 2009
It's still an eye-catching, fast-paced watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2005
It's a film that bluntly and stylistically depicts the impotence of truth as a weapon against authoritarian injustice.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 20, 2008
A punchy political pic [from the novel by Vassilis Vassilikos] that mixes action, violence, and conspiracy on a robust, lavish scale.
July 4, 2002
One of the most riveting political films ever made with its vivid depiction of the corrupt and corrosive lust for power.
March 13, 2009
Mikis Theodorakis provides a stirring musical score of traditional Greek music.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
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
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2001
Costa-Garvas organizes the material brilliantly to maintain interest, gradually revealing new layers of intrigue as the plot unwinds Rashoman-like style
Full Review | Original Score: A
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.
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