The 400 BlowsHD
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.
About the Movie
François Truffaut’s first feature, The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups), is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s life-long cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blowssensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own difficult childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime. The film marks Truffaut’s passage from leading critic of the French New Wave to his emergence as one of Europe’s most brilliant auteurs.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 54
- Fresh: 54
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 9.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Amazingly, this vigorous effort is the first feature film of M. Truffaut, who had previously been (of all things!) the movie critic for a French magazine.
Fresh: An engaging, moving film.
Fresh: Forget my curmudgeonly attitude and see it -- again, or for the first time -- for yourself.
Fresh: A remarkable confluence of talents are at work here.