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La Commune (Paris 1871) Review

  • Release Date: Jul 03, 2003
  • Runtime: 5 hr. 45 min.
  • Genres: Drama, Drama Action/Adventure
  • Director:Peter Watkins

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  • 5.0

    out of 100

    Universal acclaim
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  • 100

    out of 100

    Village Voice J. Hoberman

    Watkins restages history in its own ruins, uses the media as a frame, and even so, manages to imbue his narrative with amazing presence. No less than the event it chronicles, La Commune is a triumph of spontaneous action.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    In these risk-averse times, it is a pleasure to see a film that fails by attempting too much. Frustrating and demanding as it may be, La Commune (Paris, 1871) is essential viewing for anyone interested in taking an exploratory step outside the Hollywood norms.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Variety Eddie Cockrell

    Taped in stark black-and-white and clocking in 15 minutes shy of six hours, invigorating pic is big, passionate and brimming with compelling human details and broad sociopolitical idealism.

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