10. Army of Shadows (1969)



Leonard Maltin's Rating :
Should be :

IMDB Rating : 8.1

Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 97%

Rotten Tomatoes Consensus : "Originally made in 1969, this recently reissued classic is a masterful examination of the inner workings of the World War II resistance efforts."

Maybe there isn't that much difference between a movie that is rated with three stars and one that is rated with four stars, but I think that in this case there is. Army of Shadows is one of the best films ever made. It is a real insult to only give this masterpiece three stars.

Jean-Pierre Melville, Lino Ventura, and Simone Signoret all at their best in an exciting story based on true events. It doesn't get any better than this.

Leonard says in his review : "Episodic but compelling, all the more so for Melville's matter-of-fact presentation of extraordinary feats."

I really hope this rating gets fixed in the next edition.


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