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The film is on the subject prison of director Jacques Audiard, A Prophet (Un Prophete is the original title), tells the story of a young Arab is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia boss. What await him ahead and what will happen? Watch this movie to know!
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October 06, 2010

A movie that has more in common with Jean Genet than Frantz Fanon, but there's enough insights into white colonial domination of Arab peoples to make this a cut above the standard prison melodrama. Highly recommended.
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Associated Press
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April 02, 2010

Audiard has talked about the prospects of a sequel to A Prophet. With the foundation he has built here, it would be a welcome one.
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Miami Herald
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March 17, 2010

The film never succumbs to the pitfalls of the prison-movie genre, and there's something poetic about how Audiard, in the midst of all this violence, manages to make a punch to the stomach seem like the most violent act of all.
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Flicks.co.nz
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September 06, 2010

Like Goodfellas without the visual fizz, or Scarface played straight, this is, quite simply, one of the greatest prison films ever made.
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Film Comment Magazine
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July 12, 2013

But with its lush Alexandre Desplat score, deeply shadowed compositions, and fluid, understated camera movement, A Prophet is distinctly an Audiard construction.
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Orlando Sentinel

April 21, 2010

A movie that stands with the best prison thrillers from any country; a film that vividly illustrates the connection between prison and the violent, radical form of Islam that keeps much of Europe on edge.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 01, 2010

A Prophet is essential viewing for art-film buffs and crime-flick fans, but also for anyone who's looking for a great story, terrific acting and masterful filmmaking.
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Laramie Movie Scope
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December 30, 2010

This is a brutal prison crime drama that shows the transformation of a small-time criminal into a big-time crime boss.
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Parallax View
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August 11, 2010

... a riveting portrait of a prison education.
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Denver Post

March 19, 2010

Audiard never overplays the new experiences facing Malik, be they violent or touching. Yet his tender regard for our complicated hero shines through.
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Window to the Movies
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August 17, 2010

An epic-styled comment on the practical side of getting through modern life, with spirituality and loyalty playing side parts to gaining raw skill.
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Detroit News
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March 26, 2010

The success of Malik is sheer American dream via France: Anyone can make it if they try hard enough. Make it at what, of course, is always the question.
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