The whole movie just seems to glide. Like all great action filmmakers, [de Broca] teaches you how to watch his work. Once you’ve seen a few suspenseful sequences, you know that everything in a frame is there for a reason. If puts a window in a shot, something important is about to happen within its borders. If the camera slowly twists from one axis to another, revealing a side of the room you haven’t seen before, watch out.
Matt Zoller Seitz
August 24, 2014