Safe Conduct Synopsis
A film focusing on an assistant director and his family in the film industry during WW II.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You would imagine a film like this would be greeted with rapture in France, but no. The leading French film magazine, "Cahiers du Cinema,"...
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
This is one of those films that encapsulate most of its maker's key thoughts and feelings while also connecting us vividly to a fascinating...
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100

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Safe Conduct -- a rangy, irreverent, episodic odyssey through French filmmaking during the Occupation -- is one of the very best movies...
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Superb -- Crammed with incident, and bristles with passion and energy. Tavernier treats his actors, every last one of them impressive, as...
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90

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
The movie is full of juices that give it a healthy, pungent flow.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A remarkable and moving account of a part of the French experience that needs more remembering and less forgetting.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The details feel authentic: The empty Paris streets, the profanation of German anti-aircraft guns atop belle epoque buildings. And...
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A sprawling, semi-biographical account of two real-life filmmakers who both found work during darkest days the German occupation.
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Loving but overlong meditation on movies and the people who make them.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Essentially a dramatic reenactment of a generation's coping strategies.
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