Humanité Image
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  • Summary: A police detective with unusual methods investigates the murder of an 11-year-old girl; the film is about his daily life, including the yearning he has for his neighbor.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
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  1. Dumont's cinematic style is aggressively physical and philosophical at the same time. It irritates as many viewers as it inspires, but it prompts more thought than ordinary movies ever do.
  2. A film of stunning impact.
  3. 90
    It's a haunting, hypnotic film that exerts an escalating grip on the heart and the conscience.
  4. 84
    Dumont's movie has virtually nothing wrong with it -- aside from the fact that it drives people crazy. Take the leap, but expect no answers. Just like life, as they say.
  5. Humanite isn't like any other film: It's uncompromising, eerily affecting and wildly unresolved.
  6. 67
    Frustrating, tedious and yet often compelling.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    40
    Don't ask us why this minimalist drama won prizes last year at Cannes or why it is getting raves in its U.S. release.

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