Army of Shadows Synopsis
Members of the French Resistance collaborate with the British to loosen the grip of Nazi rule.
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Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Composed of relatively few events and scenes, it's often excruciatingly tense and never less than heartbreakingly human. And as much as I...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A film masterpiece, restored more than three decades after its French release, "Army" remains a superb, coolly accurate portrait of a...
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100

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Although made in 1969, this French masterpiece is receiving its first stateside release with a new print struck for the occasion.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
From the first sight of German soldiers goose-stepping past the Arc de Triomphe to a postscript that spells out the fate of characters...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The picture was made in 1969 and is only now being released in the U.S., in a beautiful restoration supervised by original cinematographer...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This restored 35mm print, now in art theaters around the country, may be 37 years old, but it is the best foreign film of the year.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's a white-knuckler all the way, with most of that tension coming from the smallest facial expressions exchanged in uneasy silence...
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The results bear witness to a time when sacrifice was bleached of everything but itself.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Lino Ventura is grand as a solemn resistance leader. He's backed by a knockout cast that includes Simone Signoret.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Everything Melville shows us, he shows us for a reason, and these reasons are never obscure but are rather pertinent to the action and to...
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An intelligent perspective from those wo suffered but served.

By CH1
This is not a mainstream film. However, it has more than an intelligent sense of reality without hyperbole. The pace is a bit slow, but it compliments the premise. The French Resistance fought both...