100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A new crime classic.
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100

Wall Street Journal

Uncompromising in its style, story and characterizations.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
If Malik doesn't remind you of Al Pacino's Michael Corleone on his journey from innocence to corruption in "The Godfather" saga, well . . . he should. A Prophet is similarly, startlingly momentous.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The best performance in the film is by Arestrup as Cesar. You may remember him from Audiard's "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" (2005), where he played a seedy but confident father who psychically overshadows his son.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's also no romanticizing on the part of the director, who proceeds with calm, unshowy attentiveness (even in the midst of scenes of violence), creating a stunning portrait of an innately smart survivor for whom prison turns out to be a twisted opportunity for self-definition.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It’s imperfect, but it’s daring, bold, and from a director who isn’t scared of anything.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Rahim and Arestrup are both so outstanding that if this were an English-language film, they'd probably be nominated for Oscars, too.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

What's most immediately remarkable about the film is the raw intensity of its hyper-realistic encounters, hugely enhanced by the superb acting of newcomer Rahim.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If his two previous films suggested a director dipping a few toes in dark waters, Un Prophete marks the moment when Audiard took the plunge.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A compelling piece of naturalistic filmmaking, claustrophobic and thought-provoking.
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90 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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