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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

    Premier long métrage du grand Georges Franju, puissant et superbe, entre éthérée poésie nocturne et brutale froideur clinique. Admirable et bouleversant ! www.cinefiches.com

  2. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

    A rather hesitant and half-hearted approach to mental health that ticks all the expected boxes (progressive psychology versus staid medical doctrines; attempted escapes, suicides, clues in an unhappy childhood and so on) but manages to remain at arms length throughout. The crisp photography provides a surface polish but doesn't compensates for the lack of drive.

  3. El Biffo's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

    "Only sick people dream of escaping". Antoine Doinel goes to the cuckoo's nest. A harsh tale told in cool Noir style.

  4. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

    shock corridor with a vengeance.

  5. sónia fialho's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

    - No que está a pensar? Fale comigo. - Estou a olhar para as paredes. Assim não as esquecerei.

  6. Cinema Paradisio's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

  7. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

  8. Simon James Constable's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

    It ended a bit prematurely for me, but otherwise was good and already featured many of the stylistic elements Franju would later use for Judex.

  9. Sudhang Shankar's rating of the film Head Against the Wall

    A fairly disappointing film: works better as an exploration of the vicious circle of an angry young man's life than either a clash of medical ideals or analysis of the deterioration of the mind. Franju has an uncanny ability to depict the starkly real in a dramatic and poetic way.