Is Masquerade with Pierre Niney the best film of the week?

To help you make your choices, here are the 3 films of the week best rated by the press and spectators on AlloCiné!*


1st: Harka – 4/5

“American filmmaker, Lotfy Nathan has achieved a masterstroke with Harka, his first feature film, shot in the heart of Tunisian reality.” By Michèle Levieux (L’Humanité)

“Overwhelming in his despair, Adam Bassa shines in all registers of the film, from the western to the final tragedy, urban, atrocious, emblematic of the Arab spring.” By Alexis Campion (Le Journal du Dimanche)

2nd: X – 3.9/5

“The biggest mistake would be to evaluate X, inspired by certain iconic horror films of the seventies, in the light of a nostalgia it has no use for: it is a question of taking note of a bygone past. , less to mourn it than to have fun perverting its codes.” By Fabrice Fuentes (

“Icing on the hemoglobin coulis: the filming is of a rare quality (and catches up with the demonstrative aspect of certain dialogues). Can’t wait for the other two parts of the trilogy, the second of which, the prequel “Pearl”, received the praise of Martin Scorsese.” By Nicolas Schaller (L’Obs)

3rd tied: Pamfir’s Oath – 3.7/5

“Shot before the Russian offensive of February 2022, The Oath of Pamfir shows a universal Ukraine haunted by symbolic and complex characters, signing the birth of a great filmmaker.” By Jean-Noël Orengo (Defector)

“Between tacky western and thriller of the last blow, this remarkable film gives the genre the grandeur of a political mythology which looks to the east to rise the apocalypse.” By Jacques Mandelbaum (The World)

3rd tied: Jacky Pebble – 3.7/5

“Magic realism takes hold of Lucas Delangle’s first film, shot in rural territory. Very convincing.” By Emmanuelle Spadacenta (CinemaTeaser)

“Very classic in his staging, this very embodied Jacky Caillou seduces when he focuses on the senses – touch, hearing – and the real, less when he ventures into the fantastic.” By Marine Quinchon (Les Fiches du Cinéma)

Masquerade is 9th in the top press with an average of 2.6/5


1st ex aequo: Close – 4.1/5

“The photography is crazy, the light pierces the screen and plays with the movements of the bodies, in a poetry that almost never ends. It’s a cinema that is experienced more than it is explained.” By Easy Review

“Lukas Dhont perfectly films the reactions of the abandoned, then even better those of the one who leaves. A great film about friendship, adolescence and our flaws.” Sylvain P.

1st tie: The Oath of Pamfir – 4.1/5

“Pamfir transported me in a brutal and moving poetry at the same time.” By Annie Skorya

“A fascinating film.” By Bart Sampson

3rd: Harka – 3.7/5

“A poignant social film that brings us back to the harsh reality of a Tunisian family.” By Yann C.

“A fairly effective critique of post-revolution Tunisian society, although the film’s conclusion is a little too predictable (despite the power of the message it conveys). Adam Bessa’s interpretation is exceptional.” By AK13

Masquerade is 4th of the top spectators with an average of 3.4/5

* According to the ratings of the AlloCiné barometer, as of Friday November 4, 2022, for films released in theaters on November 1 and 2 with at least 10 reviews for the top press and 50 ratings for the top viewers. These two tops do not include films already released once or several times in France.

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