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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ethan's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    This is an extraordinary documentary that shows the struggles that troops have to go through after the war is over and it's time to return to regular society.

  2. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    3.5 The optimistic ending is pretty ignorant, but the first half contains some of the the most touching footage I've seen...

  3. Jérémy Poirier's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    An extremely fascinating documentary about mental health and life after WWII. It gets really touching but it is still full of hope. You just wanna hug these guys.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    Encore une importante contribution cinématographique du cinéaste John Huston, à travers une anonyme commande de l'Army Pictorial Service of U.S. Signal Corps, qui fut rapidement censurée et interdite de diffusion durant trente-cinq longues années... www.cinefiches.com

  5. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    Duro y conmovedor, pero con un final sobrecogedor. Huston despliega un documental que podría ser un antesala al cinema verité de no ser por la voz en off que continuamente está interesada en componer el ardua labor que realizan una serie de psiquiatras y enfermeras en pos de la sanación de un grupo de soldados. Lo mejor del filme es que no se regodea en lo dramático. La imágenes hablan por si solas, y con optimismo.

  6. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    Thank you Paul Thomas Anderson for referencing this film in The Master and name-dropping it. I would have never known.

  7. britney spears's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    1946: Applauds, I like movies that kick you in the balls. The score was littered through it and too dense. It's an hour of soldiers spit out of a war, bleary and on their heels – the music didn't knock the rights keys or blow the proper horns. Maybe it should have just been a desolate solo whistle of a tune that would trill and drone, maybe from a few brave clarinets & flutes. The score should haunt the audience!

  8. AKFilmFan's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    A fascinating and once-censored documentary that is powerful but also one-sided considering Huston made it knowing who the distributor of the film was going to be.

  9. T. J. Harman's rating of the film Let There Be Light

    Who knew Huston could be such a good doc maker? I watched this after seeing THE MASTER & hearing this was an influence on Phoenix's portrayal of a vet but I was more than impressed with this film despite it's artifices and government sterilized sentimentality. A certain amount of "it's heart is in the right place" rationalization comes out when thinking about this doc but its a well directed one.