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Rebellion (15)

Rebellion (15)

Action, Drama, History

Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.

The critical consensus

It gets bogged down in detail at times, but there’s no mistaking its sense of injustice.

****(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 14/04/2013

Rebellion doesn’t set out to be a crowdpleaser; nor is it really a thriller, despite its subject. Rather it’s an absorbing political drama, eloquent and angry.

****(*)Andrew Osmond, Empire Online, 15/04/2013

It's a very talky film, and points are reiterated needlessly; the end titles, offering a postscript, are better suited to the lecture theatre. It's intelligent and indignant, all the same, and would have benefited from keeping its resonant French title, L'Ordre et La Morale.

**(*)(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 18/04/2013

As a filmmaker, Kassovitz is impassioned and full of righteous indignation about what went wrong and he does a good job of humanising the rebels and depicting their plight in terms that are understandable without being too reductive.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 18/04/2013

Kassovitz makes these unfamiliar events accessible and involving in this intelligent, politically-charged drama.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 19/04/2013

Though occasionally too didactic and on-the-nose, Kassovitz's film often makes for compelling cinema.

***(*)(*)Chris Fyvie, The Skinny, 18/04/2013

As an enraged activist Kassovitz is on much surer ground and delivers a harrowing and gripping account of a horrifying true story.

****(*)Jack Jones, Little White Lies, 18/04/2013

The movie doesn't delve too deeply into the mentality of Legorjus or indeed anyone else, but it's a tense, involving tale of France's forgotten imperial trauma.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 18/04/2013

It's an exciting, complex story...all the more interesting because the incident has been so rapidly forgotten, and indeed failed to become a cause celebre in its time.

Philip French, The Observer, 21/04/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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