The Austrian Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
Just as so many were prepared to flee the Church of Malick for good, he has reaffirmed his place as one of our most achingly inquisitive and visionary filmmakers.| Read in full: A Hidden Life movie review We Love Cinema
Malick does succeed, to some degree, on his own terms; he attempts to give some (stylised) sense of this man’s inner life: his emotional and spiritual architecture. It is admirably serious but static.The Guardian
f you don’t like Malick’s movies, A Hidden Life won’t convert you. But this is the filmmaker on sublime form, putting his artistry and obsessions at the service of something frighteningly relevant.Empire
A Hidden Life represents a return to a more narratively-contained mode of storytelling, a dash of Phase 1 holding the spirit of Phase 2 in place, as he takes one idea and pursues it through to its conclusion.Little White Lies