The Hill is one of many masterpieces by the great Sidney Lumet & stars Sean Connery in what has to be one of his very finest performances as an actor. The film, shot in B&W, has a bold, confrontational look & an unflinching gaze to match it. Lumet's film doesn't look away from the brutality of authority figures & is filled with an unwavering anarchical spirit. The ending is one of the most sobering ever put to film.
I think it's a masterpiece... that goes on a bit long. I loved it, yet got tired of watching characters get tortured by a sadist over and over again. The ending becomes inevitable, so that you're just waiting for it to happen.
Another Lumet's exploration of a group of men in claustrophobic captivity-like situations gets the most sincere setting in literal prison. The whole script seems improvised all along the way, changing its tone and themes as the story unfolds. It is a package full of intriguing sequences, but hard to pin to any convincing objective rather than freedom versus uniformity.
Grande film di Lumet,molto antimilitarista,teso e coinvolgente,che ha poco da invidiare ai capolavori del genere.Un lavoro molto teatrale,spiccatamente drammatico ma poco incline alla retorica,in cui Lumet mostra tutto il suo talento nelle scelte registiche,nella direzione degli attori e della fantastica fotografia di cui si avvale.Azzeccato anche il finale. Grande Sidney.
Lumet manages to make any story he tells feel like a detailed and layered epic (for better or worse) and this brilliantly observed study is no exception. Bold, brutal, muscular and claustrophobic in the most un-claustrophobic of environments. Connery often said this was the best film he'd been in, and with good reason. Highly recommended.
Lumet promueve el debate moral. Son los buenos padres versus los malos padres. Sus historias poseen personajes que no solo representan su propia voz, sino también a alguna entidad paternalista, en este caso la vida militar. De ahí es que se genera bien la esperanza o la decepción por la misma. Lo mejor del filme, la frustración y la angustia que carcome. Este se engancha con su final, sobre la impunidad.