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Army of Shadows

(1969)
Not Rated In Theaters 04/28/1969 , 140min.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
It's a white-knuckler all the way, with most of that tension coming from the smallest facial expressions exchanged in uneasy silence between compatriots who knew what they were getting into, but were nevertheless unprepared for the moral and emotional fallout of their patriotic actions. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
As someone who was part of the Resistance, Melville knew enough to neither melodramatically glorify nor cynically devalue the heroism he presents. This is people doing what needed to be done, Army of Shadows says, this is the way it was. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
The picture was made in 1969 and is only now being released in the U.S., in a beautiful restoration supervised by original cinematographer Pierre Lhomme. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
This film, which was never released in America and will now be making its way across the country in limited release, has been immaculately restored and features new subtitles. You can get lost in the blackness of its heart and its shadows. You might never come back. Full Review
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Everything Melville shows us, he shows us for a reason, and these reasons are never obscure but are rather pertinent to the action and to the moral movement of the world and the characters. Full Review

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