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  • Summary: With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses,With the age of feudalism in decline, Europe rests at a tense crossroads between the old world and the new. Respected, well-to-do horse merchant Michael Kohlhaas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a loving husband and family man leading a peaceful existence, until a ruthless nobleman steals his horses, setting off a chain of irreversible events. Kohlhaas resorts to extremes after these crimes destroy his livelihood and trust in the law, igniting a rampage through the countryside in his quest for justice. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Russell
    May 6, 2014
    83
    With strong performances, the gorgeously overwhelming environment (the sounds of wind and flies are practically supporting characters), and at least one agonizingly long close-up, Age of Uprising unsettles as it raises troubling questions about the price, morality and flexibility of a "principled stand."
  2. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jun 4, 2014
    67
    This is a much drier, more reserved affair, though it can be quite powerful on the rare occasions when it allows raw emotion to make its way to the surface.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    May 6, 2014
    60
    Director Arnaud des Pallières lends a bleak austerity to the story, but with only one murky battle scene to quicken the blood it’s hardly a recipe for unbridled excitement.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    May 29, 2014
    60
    The severely beautiful film is painted in a dauntingly austere manner, as if lost in a war against itself, with confrontations underplayed and the rural landscapes making more of an impression than the detoured drama.
  5. Reviewed by: Geoff Andrew
    May 26, 2013
    40
    Unfortunately, Arnaud de Pallieres’s film succeeds neither as a decent adaptation of the book nor as a rewarding movie in its own right.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    May 29, 2014
    40
    It's a strong story of lonely, even futile righteousness, which makes the plodding execution by director Arnaud des Pallierès somewhat mystifying.
  7. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    May 6, 2014
    40
    This leaden relocating of an iconic German saga to 16th-century France isn’t helped by the miscast Mads Mikkelsen’s morose display as Michael Kohlhaas.

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  1. Nov 18, 2014
    0
    Well acted and that's about it. It's one of the slowest films you will ever watch and nothing ever truly happens during the two hour run time.Well acted and that's about it. It's one of the slowest films you will ever watch and nothing ever truly happens during the two hour run time. And the fact that it's so slow accounts for many bad reviews from both critics and regular film watchers. Very disappointing. Expand

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