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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A movie of cartoon-like mass formations, singing urchins, and operatic outbursts."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"It's Lollobrigida who owns the film. Her sex appeal and power cannot be underestimated,"
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"...seems to have gone a little crazy in the heat, in a good oddity, but one with many pleasures."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Few things renew one's faith in the moving image more than an unbridled Gina Lollobrigida cavorting in the Adriatic Sea with a flock of sheep."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"A rare hybrid well worth a film lover's time, "The Law" (1959) is a black-and-white, French-language film with a Sicilian seaside setting, a stellar, largely Italian cast and a distinct, nonindigenous Tennessee Williams flavor."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"Shooting in black and white, Dassin effectively uses shadows in the indoor scenes to emphasize the stiflingly claustrophobic atmosphere of the town, this contrasts with the sunny open outdoors that represent freedom from the town's oppressiveness."
‑ Ed Scheid, Boxoffice Magazine
"'The result, of course, is not one good shot in two hours of film,' Godard wrote, somewhat unjustly. There is at least one good shot near the beginning."
‑ Dave Kehr, Film Comment Magazine
"It was hard for director Dassin to miss the mark during his illustrious career and...he hit the bull's eye with The Law."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Elegant and sultry, Melina Mercouri transcends the slightly sordid material."
‑ Kent Turner,
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