The Decalogue
The Decalogue (1988)

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2000
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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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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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.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a stone masterpiece.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

An overwhelming psychological and spiritual epic for our times.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

A masterwork of modern cinema, essential viewing for anyone who cares about the movies as a serious art form.

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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
Oh yes. Get all ten films from the library and set aside the time to watch them. All of them cause a different part of the brain to think...really think about… More