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. 75
    This is the kind of story that has to be true; as fiction, it would not be believable.
  2. Färberböck has directed the story with a canny blend of liveliness and taste.
  3. Färberböck's sensual adaptation is a matter of fact embrace of the unconventional and dangerous during a terrible time.
  4. With key scenes so vivid they barely feel scripted, this is more than a same-sex success, it's a most affecting, most sensual on-screen love affair, period.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    A bold, remarkable film.
  6. 89
    That Aimée & Jaguar manages so well in triple duty as a wartime melodrama with a lesbian twist is remarkable.
  7. A surprisingly lush, well-produced film.
  8. 80
    A sophisticated and beautiful feature debut.
  9. There's no denying the raw emotional power of this heart-rending story.
  10. 60
    A consistently engrossing piece of work.
  11. 40
    There is surprisingly little emotional amplitude in the film.
  12. First-time feature film director Max Farberbock has given a terrific visual style, resonance, sense of hope and power to the material.
  13. 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.
  14. 76
    One of the year's best imports and one of the very few queer movies that transcends its sexual orientation.
  15. 75
    When Aimee and Jaguar gets on one of its frequent rolls, it can evoke memories of Bertolucci or even De Sica.
  16. 80
    Its series of quiet but moving realizations of the utter ubiquity of the Nazi horror in every single aspect of life, even something as hidden as a sexual sub-culture, is powerful indeed.
  17. 60
    Relies on the hefty talents of its two leading ladies.
  18. A guilty pleasure and one of the best films of the year.
  19. 75
    Entertaining, extravagantly emotional.
  20. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    A lustrously shot, well-acted and immensely moving romantic drama.

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