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Le Procès (The Trial) Reviews

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July 18, 2020
It looks like a dream, although it doesn't feel like one. It is, unfortunately, a minor film in Welles' filmography. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 9, 2019
The Trial is a travesty of the original, and it substitutes nothing of its own; it is the emptiest, the most boring and pretentious film Welles has made.
February 20, 2019
Perkins gives one of the best performances of his career in The Trial, aided by an outstanding array of stellar players.
July 13, 2018
The whole film needs tightening and pulling together, with more chill to it and less prosy wandering, with more of the old Wellesian glitter and strength and less of this rather velvety, muffled effect.
August 29, 2017
Out of all of Orson Welles's films, this might be the one with the most complex visual style, even the most beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 28, 2017
Who better to reveal the system's evil genius than Welles, the golden boy turned Hollywood martyr?
June 20, 2015
The legal system is a literal maze in Welles' visualization and the disparate locations all lead back to one another.
February 29, 2012
Overwhelmingly bleak, but exciting cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 29, 2012
Labyrinthine, stylized and tragicomic, this adaptation of Kafka's novel sees Welles at his funniest, and his most despairing.
July 27, 2007
Orson Welles' bounced Czech, via Kafka. Not the masterpiece that many Welles fanatics claim, but intriguing and outrageous enough for genuine appreciation.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2007
Though debatable as an adaptation of the Franz Kafka novel, Orson Welles's nightmarish, labyrinthine comedy of 1962 remains his creepiest and most disturbing work; it's also a lot more influential than people usually admit.
August 29, 2006
Welles applied his bravura directorial style to Kafka's landmark 1925 novel about Joseph K (Perkins), an office clerk who gets arrested without being told why.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 19, 2006
While not exactly Kafka, every inch of it is most certainly Welles
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
February 9, 2006
The blackest of Welles' comedies.
May 24, 2005
Welles' adaptation of Kafka's famous work is one of his most innovative and bizarre, a trip through the surreal that would have done Kafka proud.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2005
A unique cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 10, 2005
At best, it is another demonstration of the camera vers atility of Mr. Welles; at worse, a further Kafka demonstration extending to the demanding medium of the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2003
A singularly unique -- though somewhat flawed -- literary adaptation that mixes that modern and the baroque with luminous black and white photography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2003
Could stand to be shorter, but overall a great attempt to bring Kafka to the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2003
Welles' interpreation of the Kafka classic takes a few liberties, but is suitably thoughtful and creepy.
| Original Score: 4/5
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