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Au Hasard Balthazar Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

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    Universal acclaim
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  • 100

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    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    To cut to the chase, Robert Bresson's heart-breaking and magnificent Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) -- the story of a donkey's life and death in rural France -- is the supreme masterpiece by one of the greatest of 20th-century filmmakers.

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  • 100

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    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    If in Bresson's films nothing ever seems out of place or superfluous it's because he strove to find the essential truth of the image. Not an image or sound is wasted -- or offered up in self-glorification -- and from such seeming simplicity there arises a world of feeling.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Bresson suggests that we are all Balthazars. Despite our dreams, hopes and best plans, the world will eventually do with us whatever it does.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    1966 French masterpiece -- the finest, most deeply personal work of a filmmaker who has been compared, justifiably, to both Dostoyevsky and Bach.

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