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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.
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.
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
July 17, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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
August 3, 2020
Welles thought it was one of his best, and he might be right.
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.
February 20, 2019
Perkins gives one of the best performances of his career in The Trial, aided by an outstanding array of stellar players.
January 1, 2000
Above all a visual achievement, an exuberant use of camera placement and movement and inventive lighting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 28, 2017
Who better to reveal the system's evil genius than Welles, the golden boy turned Hollywood martyr?
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
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.
January 1, 2000
The Trial plays closer to an actual nightmare than just about any other film I've seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
February 9, 2006
The blackest of Welles' comedies.
January 1, 2000
[Welles'] morality tale is heightened by the surrealistic world in which it plays.
January 23, 2003
Welles' interpreation of the Kafka classic takes a few liberties, but is suitably thoughtful and creepy.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 22, 2005
A unique cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 19, 2006
While not exactly Kafka, every inch of it is most certainly Welles
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
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