Press Quotes (U.S)

Press quotes: “Terror’s Advocate” (L’Avocat de la Terreur)

…thoroughly engrossing…

TIME (R.M.Corliss)
…can’t compete as riveting drama with Terror’s Advocate… Part of the film’s fascination is its novelty; the story is fresh, epic, and challenging to all preconceptions about the use of violence for political purposes.

jaw-dropping …Jacques Verges is also one of the most fascinating characters on screen in Cannes this year.

LOS ANGELES TIMES  (Kenneth Turan):
Barbet Schroder’s smart and sophisticated “Terror’s Advocate,” perhaps the most fascinating film of the  Cannes festival.

Terror’s Advocate, a film that has stunned Cannes audiences. … the general consensus is that it is one of the most important and powerful documentaries since The Sorrow and the Pity, Marcel Ophuls’s 1969 … Like Ophuls’s masterpiece, Terror’s Advocate leaves half a century of received ideas, rushed judgments and moral platitudes smouldering in its wake.

Richard Moore (Director, Melbourne Film Festival) — one of the most powerful films I saw” (L’Avocat de la Terreur)

“…Schroeder (is) one of the most interesting directors working in the studio system, able to go back and forth between smaller, darker independent items such as “Maitresse,” “Barfly” and “Our Lady of the Assassins,” and more polished mainstream films such as “Reversal of Fortune,” “Single White Female”…”

MAD MEN – Jason Solomons, The Guardian
“I was late catching up with the end of my favourite TV show, Mad Men, and was surprised to note that the penultimate episode of series 3 was directed by Barbet Schroeder. The founder of Les Films du Losange and director of Barfly, Reversal of Fortune and the award-winning documentary Terror’s Advocate delivered a gripping episode around the Kennedy assassination. It was of a piece with the series, yet different, more bitter, oppressive and uncomfortable. It made me wish Schroeder had done Revolutionary Road.” (link)

MAD MEN – William Bradley, Huffington Post
“Deftly directed by Oscar nominee Barbet Schroeder, the episode begins deceptively with Pete Campbell sleeping in his office, looking like a child on his sofa. (He grows up a great deal in the next few days.)… ” (link)

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