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Year
2002
Runtime
150 min.
Director
Roman Polanski
Genres
Drama, War, Biography, Music
Rating *
8.6
Votes *
443,931
Checks
69,000
Favs
5,630
Dislikes
220
Favs/checks
8.2% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
26:1
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  1. daddymus's avatar

    daddymus

    A phenomenal film that I somehow have failed to see over the years. Polanksi's personal experience from this time period make this a very powerful and truthful experience without an ounce of schmaltz. I think the structure of the film is spot on - the first half shows the general misery and unbelievable cruelty that was taking place and the second half focuses on the title character's struggle to survive. The transformation of Brody from a sharply-suited young man to a shambling wreck clutching a can of aubergines is something that lingers in the mind. 10 years 10 months ago
  2. tin can's avatar

    tin can

    Amazing film (harrowing, obviously). It would have been better in Polish, though. Felt distinctly "not right" for them to be speaking in English, and we have these wonderful things called subtitles! 12 years 3 months ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    I had to be in the mood to finally watch this movie. I knew it would be rough on the emotions because of the depiction of the actual cruelties that the Jewish people suffered. But when I finally saw it, I was amazed even more by Brody's amazing transformation from a clean-cut professional to a broken, frail fragment of his former self. Heartbreaking... 7 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #2 in IMDb's Music Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #3 in IMDb's Biography Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #4 in IMDb's War Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #10 in IMDb's 2000s Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #24 in Muzeum Kinematografii w Łodzi's Best Polish Films
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  6. This movie ranks #29 in César Award - Best French Film
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  7. This movie ranks #32 in IMDb's Top 250
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  8. This movie ranks #36 in IMDb's Drama Top 50
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  9. This movie ranks #57 in BAFTA Award - Best Film
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  10. This movie ranks #75 in FilmTotaal Forum's Top 100
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  11. This movie ranks #75 in Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or
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  12. This movie ranks #90 in BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films
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  13. This movie ranks #94 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  14. This movie ranks #132 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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  15. This movie ranks #146 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  16. This movie ranks #153 in iCheckMovies's Most Checked
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  17. This movie ranks #163 in FOK!'s Film Top 250
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  18. This movie ranks #369 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  19. This movie ranks #438 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
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  20. This movie ranks #661 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  21. This movie ranks #995 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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