San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
You may not like Beau Travail - which is, after all, a quintessential "critic's film" - but I think you'll have to admit it's been almost perfectly executed.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
(Denis's) visual style is hypnotic, rapturous, and she makes barren landscapes look gorgeous, hard men look vulnerable.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Unique and unforgettable.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
"Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Denis dispenses with most of Melville's hefty Christian symbolism in favor of the story's other great theme -- repressed homoerotic desire.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
The characters are barely characters, the story barely a story, and the elliptical filmmaking style that so besots Denis' many fans could drive you to drink.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
So minimalist in characterization and dialogue that the plot all but evaporates -- and so does any dramatic power.
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Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
If only Beau Travail had a more dramatic edge, this nicely done film wouldn't have felt so long.
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91 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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