God?'s Review of La Haine
A study of youth and rebellion in the Parisian projects, as authority and hoodlum collide. Neither draw any sympathy, yet empathy is all around them, an intense showcase of moral adversity and bitter indifference beyond simply yelling at one another and fighting like rabid dogs. Hubert's descent from wise peacekeeper of the trouble-making trio who wants more than anything to escape the chaos of the constant rioting into that of a nihilistic fool who acts where Cassel's Vinz just talks acts as the backbone for the ultimately tragic story of everyday hatred in the modern world.