Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Färberböck's sensual adaptation is a matter of fact embrace of the unconventional and dangerous during a terrible time.
  2. 89
    That Aimée & Jaguar manages so well in triple duty as a wartime melodrama with a lesbian twist is remarkable.
  3. First-time feature film director Max Farberbock has given a terrific visual style, resonance, sense of hope and power to the material.
  4. 83
    It's a first love story that goes beyond many simplistic notions as to why people fall for one another. If it weren't true, no one would believe it.
  5. A guilty pleasure and one of the best films of the year.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. LisaJoN.
    May 21, 2006
    10
    As a lesbian and as someone who lived in Germany as a child after the second world war, I found the emotional and national resonance of the film to be breathtaking. Everthing rings so true and at the same time so wonderously happy and so tragic. I cannot recommend a film more hightly. Full Review »