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6,575 Ratings

Paths of Glory

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
United States, 1957
Drama, War

Synopsis

In this powerful antiwar film, three French soldiers in World War I are court-martialed for cowardice after being unable to complete an impossible mission, and their colonel must come to their defense.

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Paths of Glory Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1958 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

Writers Guild of America

1958 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

Critics reviews

Valiant efforts only go so far, and Kubrick’s sweeping tracks sheathe the chaotic carnage in a meticulous illustration of frontline bedlam. As best-laid plans are aborted for sheer survival, obscured battle lines erupt in frenzied formal mayhem. Kubrick’s searing succession of devastating imagery scatters calculated explosions, synchronised character action, and purposefully fitful pans in mad dash desperation.
December 20, 2017
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The humanist coda needed another verse, basically: it moves too quickly from the soldiers wolf-whistling to looking awed – a typical touch (a flaw, in this case) in a film that moves at a breakneck pace, the ultimate young-man-in-a-hurry movie. The first scenes are glib (e.g. Macready swayed by the promise of a promotion, then pretending he only has his troops’ interests at heart) but it keeps getting better, and watching it with an audience made clear how the second half grips like a vise.
March 01, 2015
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As a piece technical craft, 1957’sPaths of Glory is, to use that hoary old term, frequently jaw-dropping, and it’s one of those films where it’s easy to just sit back and radiate in the utter implacable pristineness of it all… There’s something about the film which jars, and the reason it does so extends to Kubrick’s prediction for using cinema to present binary depictions of good and evil.
May 01, 2014
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