The Mill and the Cross Synopsis
Painter Pieter Bruegel creates his 1564 masterpiece, "The Procession to Calvary."

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Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
An investigation into Pieter Bruegel the Elder's painting "The Way to Calvary," Majewski's film is a stunning piece of art in its own...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is a film of great beauty and attention, and watching it is a form of meditation. Sometimes films take a great stride outside the...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
An art-history lesson and a spiritual exercise disguised as a movie.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Mill and the Cross captures the wish that some of us have had while standing in front of a great painting. What hangs before us is so...
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75

Slant Magazine

Every bit as visceral an experience as Cave of Forgotten Dreams, and with a lead actor whose face radiates the same eternal quality as that...
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75

Washington Post

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Majewski's film is a captivating exercise that will interest fans of art, not to mention arthouse cinema. But the movie's lasting...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
No description can do justice to The Mill and the Cross, which must be seen to be fully appreciated.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
The Mill and the Cross may thrill you. But be prepared for a fight. Twenty minutes in, your companion may throw up his or her arms and...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Despite a too slow pace for my own tastes, Hauer helps move the film along by being captivating even in just a few scenes. He, Michael York...
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If ever a film cried out for the 3D treatment, it's The Mill & the Cross, an ambitious but frustratingly flat attempt to explore, analyze...
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It's lifeless on a museum wall, yet we can jump in it.

By Nacho Baggo
I give director Majewski the upmost credit in his ability to take us into the daily lives of the hundreds of figures in Bruegels THE PROCESSION TO CALVARY. It is dreamlike in feel and the lack of...

Mill and the Cross

By wkr@themovies
As beautiful as a painting, as violent as those times, and done in a way that will stick with me for a long time. I cannot recommend it for everyone...the pace is slow and dream like....the obvious...

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By howiemk
Not entertaining or informative. Intellectually murky with no coherent plot or diallogue. Only plus is visuall effects. and the Bruegel oroiginal....