Z Reviews

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.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
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.
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.
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 Samoura.
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 10, 2009
The military junta that ensued in Greece gave the film a sense of urgency approved by Cannes and Oscar alike.
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.