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  1. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Red and the White

  2. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Red and the White

  3. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film The Red and the White

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film The Red and the White

    En 1917, près de la Volga, l'opposition farouche entre des factions de l'Armée Rouge à laquelle se sont ralliés quelques prisonniers hongrois libérés et les Blancs, fidèles au tsar ..... Instructif ! www.cinefiches.com

  5. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Red and the White

    Love the photography and sense of mortality in this picture.

  6. cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film The Red and the White

    I saw this not long after 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and although I know comparing the two films is a bit daft on my part, I'll give it a shot. While there is only one scene of note with a motor vehicle, it is used much as those in the post-apocalypse: as a show of force to cow the unwashed masses. The sense of random slaughter in both films is heightened by the multiple chase scenes in which momentum shifts on a dime.

  7. ShawnD's rating of the film The Red and the White

    This movie is literally people shooting at each other for an hour-and-a-half. There is no attempt to make the audience identify with characters. The violence is seemingly random and senseless. Which is the point, I guess.

  8. Samuel Wells's rating of the film The Red and the White

    This film tells an intriguing story worth watching and getting immersed in. The film does struggle with some stylistic and translation barriers that leave the film feeling dated for me. These decisions leave the film not flawed, but carrying less heft from moment to moment. Definitely an interesting time of history to be exposed to more.

  9. David R Williams's rating of the film The Red and the White

    Like all wars, a bizarre slurry of brutality, surrealism and pointless heroics. One of the great anti-war films of all time. Essential cinema. Here's a great article on the film from Senses of Cinema: http://tinyurl.com/zjgj4ud

  10. Crabnebula1914@aol.com's rating of the film The Red and the White

    Tense, swift and brutal, camera work is dazzling, a hypnotic and earthy exercise in depicting war.

  11. the_mentaculus's rating of the film The Red and the White

    About halfway through the film, girls are forced into a waltz solely for the fleeting visual pleasure of men soon dead - a terrifying summary of Jancsó's film as a whole. Dizzying in its oscillation of winners and losers, soldiers and martyrs, and seas of shirtless men with no discernible cause for war, after a while one starts to get the idea that no one ever wins. The film is needed salt on an open wound.

  12. Scienceofphantoms's rating of the film The Red and the White

    This one was a brick. The long takes are almost all action-oriented. Depleted of meditation or symbolism, which is a rattling thing for a war movie to do. I'm compelled by the way nations and languages cloak characters. You do read (on notebook, for instance), how "depleted" the semantics are; they are also uniquely rife with imperatives that activate the profilmic space. Woods scene is special.

  13. crystal meff's rating of the film The Red and the White

    Pointlessness and Random choreographed masterfully across the cheekbones of war...

  14. ihor's rating of the film The Red and the White

    A war film that lacks sentimentalism quickly extinguishing any hint of romanticism. There are no central characters. Characters come and go. They appear commit good or evil acts but unheroically, and at times without clear cause, die. There is no clear narrative or sense of purpose. War is depicted as irrational by it's nature. Jansco's cinematography makes death casual with it rarely appearing in the foreground.

  15. Monkey Flix's rating of the film The Red and the White

    The whole thing was rather senseless, but I suppose that's the point.

  16. Michael Goetz's rating of the film The Red and the White

    This is certainly one of the greatest war films ever made, fitting seamlessly in a tradition running from Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood through Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket all the way to Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing. At times the movie seems as abstract as Last Year at Marienbad, with a similar undersong of affectless sensuality when the few female characters enter the picture. Unmissable.

  17. PJ's rating of the film The Red and the White

    Sort of like Linklater's Slacker only instead of hanging out in Austin, its a civil war in Russia. You get the feeling of a snake eating itself. One of the great movies about how stupid war is and its a masterpiece.

  18. Rtab's rating of the film The Red and the White

    This is a great example of use of cinematic form in accordance to its subject: you can only truly see the senseless of war in a film where characters are all inconsequential, where there are no heroes, no bad and good, and it all seems pointless, disorienting and confusing and that’s because it exactly is like that; war is not a glorious narrative, it's a detached image with no protagonist and antagonist,only victims

  19. Slappy McGee's rating of the film The Red and the White

    (1.5 stars) Only for the cinematography which is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Too bad it is wasted on this soulless movie with no plot, no characters and no story.

  20. Landen Celano's rating of the film The Red and the White

    Those tracking shots, though. It's like floating in a dream of wartime.

  21. David Richards's rating of the film The Red and the White

    War as imagined by children? It made me think of children lining up toy soldiers. There is also a sadomasochistic element, turning executions into a kind of game where the condemned have to undress and run so they can be hunted down by their killers. I didn't find it so visually or conceptually interesting. Dull.

  22. Blake Stefansen's rating of the film The Red and the White

    The Red and the White by Miklós Jancsó is a heavy-hearted film capturing the war-torn era of the Russian Civil War. Portraying the struggle and sorrow of war, the film follows Hungarian prisoners who fight along the Bolsheviks, in hopes of returning to their homeland. For those unfamiliar with the Russian Civil War, this film is a great reminder of the men in history who risked their lives seeking a better future.

  23. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Red and the White

    This is what happens when you let men be in charge. Unlike his other films, this one puts you right in the action. Which just adds to the chaos. "Come here. Come here. Go away. Go away." Jancso is a masterful choreographer. My favorite scene might be at the 39 minute mark when Krystyna Mikolajewska is running towards the river legs akimbo. She's like a child, innocent in this crazy game with no rules.

  24. marco's rating of the film The Red and the White

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