• Released
  • July 26, 2013
  • (Re-Release in NY, Expansion to Follow)
  • NR , 1 hr 55 min
  • Drama
100

Time Out London

By Tom Huddleston
It’s one of the most insightful films ever made about the British class system.
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100

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It is a brilliant, subversive account of class relations and the changing times.
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100

Total Film

Losey creates an atmosphere of deepening claustrophobic menace shot through with episodes of savage black humour.
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Glaciers might be melting, the polar caps might be crumbling, but not even the passage of half a century has taken the frozen edge off this brilliantly icy film.
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90

Village Voice

By Zachary Wigon
Mixing techniques as surely as it mixes class (graceful dolly shots are placed side by side with the handheld photography), the picture's clever formalist juxtapositions evoke the hysterical confusion of a culture in upheaval.
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90

The New York Times

Its account of patrician degradation will cause you to blink your eyes. Although it is only fiction, it wafts a thick and acrid air of smoldering truth.
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70

Variety

The Servant is for the most part strong dramatic fare, though the atmosphere and tension is not fully sustained to the end.
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60

Empire

By Adam Smith
Certainly difficult to define, this period piece messes with genres, power relationships and your head.
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93 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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