Mr. Klein

critic Reviews

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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    A masterpiece of identity crisis - a mesmeric cat-and-mouse played out in dreadful, ever-lengthening shadows.
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    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times
    Moody, elegantly disturbing and impeccably made by a master director, this story of blurred identities and casual immorality in German-occupied Paris benefits from what might be the best performance of star Alain Delon's long career...
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    Both a work of history, unstinting in its concrete depiction of political hatred and fear, and a portrait of the metaphysics of tyranny-a classic of doppelgänger paranoia that gathers the theme on a single string and pulls it into modernity.
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    Anthony LaneNew Yorker
    The miracle of the film is that Losey had the imaginative guts to probe his own fears and failings.
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    Philip StrickSight and Sound
    [Director Joseph] Losey has created a wholly admirable work of art.
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    Ray PrideNewcity
    Franco Solinas' script, built on mistaken identity and doubling and scapegoating, is superb, complex scaffolding, but it's Losey's atmospheric insistence that haunts, stylized in every aspect.
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    Barry ParisPittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Dark forces shaped the life and brilliant career of director Joseph Losey. Even darker forces shape the life of Mr. Klein, the title character of his last great film.
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    Neely SwansonEasy Reader (California)
    Alain Delon, as Mr. Klein, gave one of his best performances in this film.
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    Caroline GolumScreen Slate
    At its heart, Mr. Klein is a detective story with the highest possible stakes.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    Great acting by Delon, a great premise and great atmosphere, make this nearly a great film.
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