Den bästa och mest angelägna film som någonsin gjorts om upprorets komplexitet.
...this technical and dramatic masterclass has lost none of its power to shock and provoke.
It is of its time in many ways, yet somehow more extreme, and more contemporary, than anything else around.
Pontecorvo's film remains even today a triumph of realistic production values.
Great protest art like Pontecorvo’s will always be necessary.