(1999)

Critic Reviews

77

Metascore

Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Christian Science Monitor
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.
90
A film of stunning impact.
90
Rolling Stone
It's a haunting, hypnotic film that exerts an escalating grip on the heart and the conscience.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
Not an easy film and is for those few moviegoers who approach a serious movie almost in the attitude of prayer.
88
Chicago Tribune
A harsh, spellbinding tale.
88
San Francisco Examiner
Staggering, gorgeously ambiguous.
84
Mr. Showbiz
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.
75
Entertainment Weekly
It ought to be seen, because it's a work of moral and spiritual mystery.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Humanite isn't like any other film: It's uncompromising, eerily affecting and wildly unresolved.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
While Dumont's movie has its striking scenes, it is doomed to a sense of lethargy and inertia by the kind of people it ponders and the context in which they are placed.
63
New York Post
Maddeningly pretentious and often slow to the point of tedium, Humanite is also hauntingly original and truly strange.
50
New York Daily News
Under that small but growing category of movies that break the mold but that no one but a masochist could sit through is Humanité.

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