claybryce’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm not sure exactly what can be said that hasn't already been said for nearly 60 years about this exquisite gem of a masterpiece but I'll give it a shot.
Francois Truffaut's first full-length film about the coming-of-age of a 12 year old French boy whose parents don't pay much attention to him, so he hits the streets and falls into petty theft as a result.
Striking, evocative, funny, compelling, dazzling, masterful, exquisite are the first words that come to my mind. Along with masterpiece which this certainly is.