Owen Gleiberman
January 23, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Battle of Algiers

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
Wide Release Date
01/09/04
performer
Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin
director
Gillo Pontecorvo
distributor
Rialto Pictures
author
Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas
genre
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it an A-

Rereleased in selected cities, Gillo Pontecorvo’s seismic 1965 docudrama about the Algerian revolution anatomizes modern terrorist warfare: the cells, the cultish leaders, the brute cycle of attack and counterattack.

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