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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Paco Oestreich Simoni's rating of the film The Moment of Truth

    Interesting, not drawn out, decent camerawork.

  2. Tigrane Minassian's rating of the film The Moment of Truth

    "The moment of truth" walks a fine line between documentary and fiction without ever committing to one of the two genres, which would have infused the film with a life of its own. Occasional sparks make me long the film it could have been. What initially starts as a film about honor and tradition ends up somehow meaningless, as heard in the words of Miguelin himself: "I'm just doing it for money".

  3. Severus Snape's rating of the film The Moment of Truth

  4. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Moment of Truth

    A curiosity in Francesco Rosi's filmography. The rise and fall of a poor and ambitious peasant who became toreador and rich but still unhappy. The main role is played by the real-life well known toreador Miguelin. Strongly recommended.

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film The Moment of Truth

    Miguel, un jeune Andalou, que le chômage et la misère fait venir en ville, n'a trouvé que l'échappatoire de la tauromachie pour donner un sens à son existence ... UNE RARETE ! www.cinefiches.com

  6. Jason's rating of the film The Moment of Truth

    Erstwhile Marxist Rosi has not utilized a sufficiently Brechtian approach to this material (indeed we are talking about some pretty exacting faux vérité) to excuse the fact that the citizens of Spain are herein speaking Italian. No matter. A lot here to cherish. A phenomenal collaboration w/ cinematographer De Santis. Though Rosi needed rubber stamping from the Franco regime, it's still unquestionably subversive.

  7. Jon B's rating of the film The Moment of Truth

    Can anybody tell me if this was ever screened on UK tv? I seem to recall it as a child (so we're talking mid-1970's). I write about film & this would be useful to know thanks.

  8. Sunrise's rating of the film The Moment of Truth

    Through the rough and spontaneous nature of long-lensed hand-held, Rosi (and De Santis) suggests the dangerous unknown of realism, thus relegating the more stationary and calm moments to the imprisonment of the preliterate that Miguelin attempts to free himself from. Fascinating Marxist photo-graphic tendencies where this spontanaety of "realism" often literally ends in horrific and deadly consequences!

  9. gaffordKINO's rating of the film The Moment of Truth

    The realism of this film is well realized due to the choice of lead actor, the gruesome bull fighting footage, and the camera's distance from its subject(s), both narratively through Miguelin and conceptually through the focus on the world of bull fighting, which leads to the relationship between the camera and the spectators, cold and detached from the gore itself, watching only for entertainment.