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