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  1. sapidskye's rating of the film The Trial

    Essentially excellent, deeply subpar pitched against source. Unnecessary.

  2. Tom Rubendall's rating of the film The Trial

  3. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Trial

    Bleak and depressing story based upon Franz Kaftka's novel about how society judge and control people without any reason or knowledge of why they do it. Excellent direction by Orson Welles and acted by fantastic actors and actresses.

  4. Bruna de Moura's rating of the film The Trial

    may be my least fav from welles, just because it doesn't make justice to the book imo

  5. ΞRIC B∆D TASTΞ's rating of the film The Trial

    great visuals & a nice surreal touch.

  6. Mx Nihil's rating of the film The Trial

    "- You think you can persuade the court that you're not responsible by reason of lunacy? - I think that's what the court wants me to believe. Yes, that's the conspiracy. To persuade us all that the whole world is crazy, formless, meaningless, absurd. That's the dirty game. So I've lost my case. What of it? You, you're losing too. It's all lost. Lost! So what? Does that sentence the entire universe to lunacy?"

  7. Ethan's rating of the film The Trial

    This is quite possibly Welles most underrated masterpiece and only Welles could bring Kafka's great novel to life like this.

  8. Ruiz Buñuel's rating of the film The Trial

    The book is of course better. Welles has left out some important details, such as the fact that in thr book Josef K isn't awakened by the intruder, but is already awake, put out and hungry because the outer world has failed to feed him. This causes him to ring the bell, and that's when the authorities knock on the door. However, Welles still made a beautiful adaptation worthy of five stars (thanks to Kafka).

  9. Maudealan's rating of the film The Trial

    Anthony Perkins is almost too likable/vulnerable for this, if that makes sense??

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film The Trial

    Inestimable bijou du 7eme Art qui retraduit avec talent l'atmosphère absurde et glauque du célèbre roman éponyme de Franz Kafka. Avec en prime, une sublime interprétation d'Anthony Perkins dans le rôle de K. qui tire à la névrose et au génie... www.cinefiches.com

  11. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Trial

  12. Bernardo Crastes's rating of the film The Trial

    A truly Kafkaesque labyrinth, extremely ornate and rich with metaphors. The direction is claustrophobic. The production design is incredible in portraying the decaying and musky legal system. It can be slightly grating, which is, weirdly, not always a bad thing. My major concern was that it seemed to lack some introspection, there was too much dialogue. Ludicrous ending, but I guess this had to end in an epic manner.

  13. jewelsofglory's rating of the film The Trial

  14. choupinet's rating of the film The Trial

    Amazing novel, amazing film.

  15. DenoResandono's rating of the film The Trial

    It looked like that Orson Welles was born to adapt one of the Franz Kafka's most influential works...

  16. ceknklsn's rating of the film The Trial

  17. wiwitaek's rating of the film The Trial

    "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"" - Hunter S. Thompson

  18. JUERGEN_K's rating of the film The Trial

    My fav Welles! I love Welles, I am IN love with Perkins, and I A D O R E Kafka!

  19. alice's rating of the film The Trial

    Scenografie straordinarie.

  20. Aaken's rating of the film The Trial

    Only Orson Welles and his larger than life vision of the world could handle Kafka. Told like a fable, it takes many viewings to get to the core of it, and still, we could wonder, just as the the main character, whether we have actually managed to understand anything at all. Masterpiece!

  21. José Neves's rating of the film The Trial

    Let's pass the obvious: Perkins is a clamorous casting error, especially because of his importance in the film, besides some too mannered sequences. But a camera always in a superior choreographic way, with a corresponding cryptic and sharp editing, are determining factors of involvement, in addition with a scenographic blast, wherein one decor revolves into another, and so on until its explosion. A Welles affair.

  22. redux's rating of the film The Trial

  23. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Trial

    A beautiful rewatch this was. Works better when seen in the context of Welles' ouvre, rather than as a Kafka adaptation.

  24. Shoham L's rating of the film The Trial

    Tense, ominous. Schneider and Perkins are perfectly suited to their roles, and Welles is dominant and authoritative in contrast, giving the film some balance in the chaos. A perfect Kafka adaptation.

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