Lara Pop’s review published on Letterboxd:
The art of the one-line review isn't writing one line but breaking down the words into five lines to honor Steve McQueen and his five steps of
endurance he made day by day in his solitary cell, so I'll do just that:
I know it's six lines. But Papillon never lived by the rules, did he? He looked for freedom in his every waking moment. For him, freedom stood above everything. Nothing could stop him from achieving it, not even several years in solitary, not even the possibility of death as he glided from the cliff like a papillon. No. Because for him, freedom WAS everything. Thank you, Steve McQueen, for your transcendent performance. I'll never forget it.