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  1. José Neves's rating of the film Le samouraï

    35mm, rewatched in DCP. I only managed to rewatch the final 80 minutes of this movie which is one of the best examples of sound in cinema. Although the out-of-field does not exist in the same way, the closest cinema one can find to Melville, a previous and contemporary one, is Bresson's listening rigor, where sound is a matter as important as imagery. Besides the camera's mastery- the subway sequence is unparalleled.

  2. gld48's rating of the film Le samouraï

  3. F/K's rating of the film Le samouraï

    An existential and poetic gangster film. One of the best and the original silent protagonist.

  4. tannertanner's rating of the film Le samouraï

  5. dordairobert's rating of the film Le samouraï

  6. pintobean's rating of the film Le samouraï

    Pretty people making a muck of what should have been an easy hit. Compelling despite its simplicity.

  7. DenoResandono's rating of the film Le samouraï

    This is the first time I watched a movie from director Jean-Pierre Melville. Watching LE SAMOURAÏ is like watching "How to Make a Great Film in 105 Minutes Only". Only a "Master" who can make such a brilliant movie. LE SAMOURAÏ teached a lot about filmmaking stuff. From storyline development, characterization, cinematography, et cetera. I'm a straight guy. But I must admit that Alain Delon is a handsome man. CLASSIC!

  8. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Le samouraï

    What it lacks in plot, it more than makes up for in style. Melville stacks the deck against Delon, and Delon carries that fatalism where he goes.

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film Le samouraï

    Une oeuvre solide et parfaitement efficace, pour un des meilleurs rôles d'Alain Delon (chose rare) dans ce personnage typé d'implacable tueur solitaire qui succombe, impassible et prédestiné, à son inévitable fatum... www.cinefiches.com

  10. hemachandra's rating of the film Le samouraï

    There's a reason the word "suave" is of French origin. This film is it.

  11. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Le samouraï

    Rewatched and re-loved. "Il n'y a pas de plus profonde solitude que celle du samouraï. Si ce n'est celle d'un tigre dans la jungle... Peut-être.."

  12. luís debonoir's rating of the film Le samouraï

  13. Sacha Raphard's rating of the film Le samouraï

    Un film très gris, très long, très vide. Les acteurs ont l'air de se faire chier et de lire leurs répliques, y'a de vrais soucis dans la cinématographie, enfin bref, on s'emmerde pendant deux heures.

  14. brick_bro's rating of the film Le samouraï

    Classic hitman cinema dripping with restrained emotion and an unmatchable "coolness" by Alain Delon.

  15. Trunfos's rating of the film Le samouraï

  16. ermete polpette's rating of the film Le samouraï

  17. janh24's rating of the film Le samouraï

    Bleak, hyper-masculine: utterly gripping.

  18. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Le samouraï

    Everything about this is cool, so cool it doesn’t have to make perfect sense. Or maybe I’m just slow. The time flies, Melville certainly knows what he’s doing when it comes to audience engagement.

  19. andxro's rating of the film Le samouraï

  20. s.birowo's rating of the film Le samouraï

  21. Jonathan Smith's rating of the film Le samouraï

    A coyly enthralling pairing of classic Noir & French New Wave style from the ever masterful Melville. Le Samourai's sparse, finely poised methodical approach mirrors the ritualistic nature of Delon's hitman. The beauty of Melville's patient style is that the pay-offs are breathtaking when they finally hit. The cyclical nature of his work only heightens the magnitude of the smallest change. Pure formal excellence.

  22. wiwitaek's rating of the film Le samouraï

    Perfectly imperfect, realistic, simple and remarkable.

  23. bartkl's rating of the film Le samouraï

    The typical Melville style of the crime genre, yet in an -even for his sake- above average ambient setting. This makes this film stand out in his ouvre in terms of authenticity, although I have to admit it did not appeal to me as much as some other of his films. Nonetheless, quality stuff.

  24. bagno's rating of the film Le samouraï

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