Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  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 beautiful and compassionate work, at once stark, sensory and spiritually grasping, that challenges us to forgive even the most monstrous sins.
  3. 90
    It's a haunting, hypnotic film that exerts an escalating grip on the heart and the conscience.
  4. 90
    Audiences willing to wade knee deep in the muck and mire of the human abyss are advised to seek out Humanité at the local arthouse.
  5. A film of stunning impact.
  6. You probably won't feel comfortable when Humanité is over, but as you leave the theater you will feel more alive than when you entered.
  7. Dumont's film is unfinished in the sense that some paintings are.
  8. 88
    Not an easy film and is for those few moviegoers who approach a serious movie almost in the attitude of prayer.
  9. Staggering, gorgeously ambiguous.
  10. 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.

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