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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Just Before Nightfall

    A soap-opera that is very badly lighted. When the lighting draws attention to itself, you know it's bad. It has that soap-opera logic to it. "I understand that you slept with every available woman in Port Charles including your Mom, but you can't tell Lisa because it would break her heart!" Yeah. Ok. Did I mention the horrible lighting?

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film Just Before Nightfall

    Encore une dramatique "bourgeoise" version Chabrol, qui malgré de lourdes invraisemblances psychologiques, arrive tout de même à retraduire le sordide climat de suffisance et de lâcheté d'une sphère sociale en putréfaction et sans cesse renaissante. www.cinefiches.com

  3. Mirela Dudaş's rating of the film Just Before Nightfall

  4. AVA's rating of the film Just Before Nightfall

    Meisterhaft! Hervorragende Darstellung durch St.Audran und M.Bouquet.Unverkennbar die erneute Essenz,die sich durch alle Chabrollfilme zieht.Die Moral.

  5. Francisco R.'s rating of the film Just Before Nightfall

    A brilliant moral justification of murder, this time told with such affection for its bourgeoise characters the tone becomes almost elegiac. With stunning production design and cinematography, this is one of Chabrol's most neglected works.

  6. Mike A's rating of the film Just Before Nightfall

    Charles has been a bad boy and wants to be punished, but does he deserve to get what he wants? In Chabrol's world penitence is selfish and concealing murder is altruism. The ironies of his hero's dilemma take us to the blind core of desire, where opposing moral concepts bleed into each other until they're nearly impossible to distinguish. Looks back toward Lang and across the aisle to Bunuel and Fassbinder. Superb.

  7. Paolo Simeone's rating of the film Just Before Nightfall

    L'anno dopo Petri con Indagine.. veniva fuori questo film sulla borghesia al posto del potere che si auto-assolve dai propri crimini. Senza quei picchi visionari, certamente meno immaginifico, ma comunque bello eh.