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A.k.a.
A Prophet
Year
2009
Runtime
155 min.
Director
Jacques Audiard
Genres
Crime, Drama
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
43,956
Checks
7,839
Favs
889
Dislikes
47
Favs/checks
11.3% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
19:1
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Top comments

  1. devilsadvocado's avatar

    devilsadvocado

    A densely brilliant prison drama with quite a bit of meat on its bones. Great films accumulate pressure and tension and eventually explode into a perfect storm of all the elements of the story coming together at the climax. When this happened in A Prophet, I got the chills similar to the first time I watched The Godfather. Perhaps it's not a stretch to call this one a masterpiece, too. 5 years 3 months ago
  2. BadFluffy's avatar

    BadFluffy

    Much much better than I expected. Good acting, great direction and very grim, brutally realistic and interesting plot. Didn't notice 150 mn had passed.
    Not sure what the people who say it's "overrated" are talking about but I'd like to know what movies they've seen recently because if they're better, I'd like to watch them.
    5 years 5 months ago
  3. CinemaCraver's avatar

    CinemaCraver

    A really interesting film about a man who enters prison with nothing and leaves with a lot more. While this wasn't the most original story, it was set in a intrigueing location with a variety in characters that had their own agendas. Tahar Rahim clearly steals the show as he grows through the film which is down to the characters that shape him. While it may be seen as long, it could of been cut a good 20-30 minutes but not that I minded as I was interested in the film throughout. 7 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #36 in César Award - Best Film
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  2. This movie ranks #61 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
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  3. This movie ranks #68 in The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema
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  4. This movie ranks #84 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  5. This movie ranks #85 in BBC's 100 greatest films of the 21st Century
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  6. This movie ranks #277 in Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees
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