The Decalogue
The Decalogue (1998)

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2000
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Consensus: With awe-inspiring ambition to match its powerful assemblage of acting talent, The Decalogue stands as a singular achievement in writer-director Krzysztof Kieslowski's filmography -- as well as the history of Polish cinema.

Variety Staff

It is difficult to single out performances in the uniformly excellent casts, which feature some of the top talent in Poland.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Brilliant and moving, a masterpiece about the fragility of human nature.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

he complete absence of sentimentality in Decalogue is amazing when one contemplates the depths of the emotions explored.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

An overwhelming psychological and spiritual epic for our times.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a stone masterpiece.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

See part of it, or see all of it. Just be glad it's around.

Judy Stone
San Francisco Chronicle

There is no question that Dekalog is the summit of Kieslowski's achievements.

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Michael Dequina

Not only ranks as one of the most ambitious and challenging film works ever attempted, but one of the most rewarding and unforgettable.

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Tom S.
Individually, each film is good. As a whole it's just too much.
John Ballantine
Fabulous series of films that originally aired on Polish television based on the ten commandments. A well invested eight hours.