En guerre

critic Reviews

71% Fresh Tomatometer Score71%
  • At War doesn't have the answers to the struggles it highlights, but proves no less compelling in the raw urgency with which it depicts the modern worker's plight.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    [Has] shades of Norma Rae and the Dardenne brothers' Two Days, One Night, except this is an even more piercing film. This film is angry.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    The performances and camerawork are natural and unrehearsed, to the point where one wishes this had something more to show for itself than expert mimicry and an inharmonious act of violence to send audiences packing.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Glenn Heath Jr.San Diego CityBeat
    While the inherent rage of At War is necessary, so to is some fundamental understanding of the character's deeper motivations. By stripping this story of any nuance, Brizé dips his toes into the iconography of propaganda.
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    Dominic GriffinSpectrum Culture
    The result is an occasionally fascinating thought experiment about a vital topic brought low by poor storytelling and a dogged adherence to a flawed set-up.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    Brizé's bid for political urgency may not be as complete a work in terms of character richness and scope, but it's a worthy companion piece in the effort to make films in a turbulent time that speak the truth about the plagued dignity of everyday people.
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    Matt FagerholmRogerEbert.com
    An exhausting film to watch in the best sense, venting our anger at the dehumanizing forces in society until we are left drained, contemplating our impending challenges with newfound clarity.
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    Lawrence GarciaAV Club
    Ultimately, At War isn't able to offer much more than gradual escalation of intensity. Even before the war is over, it's hard not to withdraw.
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    Jesse CataldoSlant Magazine
    The film is content to bluntly affirm that corporate attempts at compassion are always secondary to providing profit to shareholders.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    This movie is a tough, bracing one for the most part.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Bracing but despairing French labor docu-drama.
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