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  1. Slow Immersion [Joe]'s rating of the film Pather Panchali

  2. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    3-4. About my only beef with it is that conflict is kind of sporadic, and a couple of times the move falls to moving, but plausible coincidences, (a couple of deaths) but otherwise, a decently evocative depiction of an Indian family suffering beneath the twin hands of God and class, while waiting for the literal and metaphorical way out. But the movie's biggest saving grace is its well-drawn family circumstances.

  3. Luis Pires's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    I need to watch a better copy of this.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    Premier film du metteur en scène qui fut déjà une révélation cannoise ! www.cinefiches.com

  5. dalena's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    set in a rhythm of its own world chasing the wonder of variety, happenings, and change alongside the molasses-like viscosity of their serene environment inviting the characters to partake in a fierce dance and battle between dust and sand.

  6. Joana China's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    neorealism is all about the children

  7. Lorna Singh's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    The directing debut of the great Satyajit Ray---one of the most profoundly moving films about childhood. Another sign that sometimes there is no need for much dialogue to bring us into the lives of characters.

  8. Luca Angelini's rating of the film Pather Panchali

  9. ermete polpette's rating of the film Pather Panchali

  10. Mr. Marston's rating of the film Pather Panchali

  11. Ryan Christopher Coleman's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    my first bollywood film ..... lovely, genuine, and warm

  12. Salma Dahab's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    Its a record of life of a family in a poor village not a movie

  13. A47's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    The score is so good. .

  14. Muraki's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    A Nostalgic haunting art/house tale by an Indian Master..goes through the nomadic & simple life of a poor indian family

  15. B o g d a n's rating of the film Pather Panchali

  16. Landen Celano's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    Forget for a moment that this is an immaculate film, and revel in the fact that this is simply just an overwhelming human experience.

  17. Cláudio Martins da Silva Alves's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    One of the most beautiful human portraits ever captured on film, as well as a masterful representation of a child’s point of view. Neorealist mechanisms are fused with an elegant, empathetic lyricism that is singular to Ray’s work. Simply put, a masterpiece and, by the way, one that features what is, perhaps, the best character introduction in film history.

  18. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    By all rights, Apu's life should really suck for him. He's poor, he loses family members, his home is destroyed. But despite this, the film never takes on a dark tone. Bad things happen but Ray always finds the brightness in life to overcome the dark. The death of a family member can't taint the memories of joy shared with them, and the movies hope, and Apu's hope, is irrepressible.

  19. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    Every time there's hope, it's followed by tragedy. And yet, it never feels like tragedy porn, as the film balances the two emotions in parallel, rarely over-emphasizing one above the other. It's less Song of the Little Road and more Symphony of Life.

  20. vxpl's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    Not my cup of tea, I guess. I reckon that the movie is good but it's just not for me - not much happening, not entertaining enough. I love slow movies but this one just didn't live up to my expectations.

  21. Güven Şahinkanat's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    during every minutes it is attaching ignored details that couldnt find today's cinema.A packed reality . I do not know that old woman was amateur or professional ... but she was great. I ll always remember that children's following scene ,salesman and their reflection on water .It was so good...

  22. Ghostman's rating of the film Pather Panchali

  23. animalcalls's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    At the risk of sounding like a philistine, I found this movie pretty boring. The narrative shuffles along, stopping to stare at its navel every few minutes; its major character, the mother, is a reductive harpy, only given an emotional allowance near the end of the film; and its best characters, Apu and Durga, are relegated to avatars, faces that have no apparent interior lives outside of small hints. Dull.

  24. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Pather Panchali

    First saw this on a crappy VHS bought at the mall. The recent Criterion set had reunited me with an old friend.

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