The Decalogue
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"See part of it, or see all of it. Just be glad it's around."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"There is no question that Dekalog is the summit of Kieslowski's achievements."
‑ Judy Stone, San Francisco Chronicle
"Brilliant and moving, a masterpiece about the fragility of human nature."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Far from being morality tales, these short stories are closer to parables — at least, they are as confounding and strange as Jesus' parables were to his first hearers."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Who knows how often you'll actually want to watch the whole thing, but it's masterful film-making nonetheless."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"The Decalogue finds Kieslowski and co-scenarist Krzysztof Piesiewicz turning a delicate cycle of intimate, funny, heartbreaking, and compassionate works into a symphony of human fallibility."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"All of the films in The Decalogue are easy and pleasurable to follow as stories, yet part of the excitement they generate stems from discussions about their meaning after their dramatic impact registers."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"... a stone masterpiece."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Highly ambitious, and though every 'episode' may not be up to par as are others, it still remains a risky and commendable work."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
"Amongst the greatest stories ever told. No serious film scholar can afford to miss it."
‑ Collin Souter, eFilmCritic.com
"An overwhelming psychological and spiritual epic for our times."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"A masterwork of modern cinema, essential viewing for anyone who cares about the movies as a serious art form."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Not only ranks as one of the most ambitious and challenging film works ever attempted, but one of the most rewarding and unforgettable."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Most of the films put characters into situations in which they cannot obey one commandment without breaking others. Challenges you to figure out how to be a moral person in a world with no easy answers."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"The original series of 10 hour-long films has all of the qualities that mark Kieslowski's better-known work."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
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