To Be and to Have

Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Simple but deeply touching documentary.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. May 4, 2016
    9
    To Be and to Have proves that even the child used in the film can bring perfect performances and that brings the ultimate plan of "To Be andTo Be and to Have proves that even the child used in the film can bring perfect performances and that brings the ultimate plan of "To Be and to Have" in exactly 104 minutes. Full Review »
  2. Oct 26, 2014
    9
    This movie is beautiful in so many ways - the main character's unaffected and honest way of communicating with the kids, the charming setting,This movie is beautiful in so many ways - the main character's unaffected and honest way of communicating with the kids, the charming setting, the melancholic feel of knowing that this is the final year of so so many for the teacher/ protagonist. If you need something to watch that will make you feel warm and fuzzy (and perhaps shed a tear) look no further - a beautifully executed film about a wonderful man that will fill you with hope, no matter how cynical you may feel. Full Review »
  3. Jun 18, 2012
    10
    [Simple but deeply touching, Magical sense of warmth, Graceful, Emotional absorbing]
    The sense of simpliness, incnocence and truthfulness
    [Simple but deeply touching, Magical sense of warmth, Graceful, Emotional absorbing]
    The sense of simpliness, incnocence and truthfulness astonishingly constructs one of the most unique and incredibly heart-warming films ever created. A Remarkable Accomplishment in the World of Film.
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