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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 177 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 9 out of 177

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  1. JohnH
    Mar 18, 2005
    3
    I like what The Boston Globe reviewer sais about
  2. ZachRH
    Jul 7, 2005
    2
    Some good acting, but overall an oversympathetic, easy way out for the Nazis. Lets face it, the film never criticizes the Nazi soldiers...basically, it shows that they were forced, had no other option, etc., and that we should feel bad for them. the jews are mentioned only in passing by Hitler, and in the end, the film is overlong, monotonous, and nothing new in terms of its scenes of Some good acting, but overall an oversympathetic, easy way out for the Nazis. Lets face it, the film never criticizes the Nazi soldiers...basically, it shows that they were forced, had no other option, etc., and that we should feel bad for them. the jews are mentioned only in passing by Hitler, and in the end, the film is overlong, monotonous, and nothing new in terms of its scenes of war. Besides that, one has to question the purpose of making a film that shows the fall of Hitler, if its insight is both dangerous and cryptic at the same time. Expand
  3. RaulA.
    Feb 15, 2005
    2
    Es increible el poner a Hittler como un santo.
  4. DanS.
    Oct 13, 2005
    3
    This movie would be a revelation if it had humanized Hitler. But it didn't. Bruno Ganz' performance was uninspired. He's a great actor, but he doesn't do anything that strays far from cliche. A lot of yelling and sweating and twitching. The only thing revelatory about the movie was the character of Goebbels and his wife; or rather, the performances of said characters This movie would be a revelation if it had humanized Hitler. But it didn't. Bruno Ganz' performance was uninspired. He's a great actor, but he doesn't do anything that strays far from cliche. A lot of yelling and sweating and twitching. The only thing revelatory about the movie was the character of Goebbels and his wife; or rather, the performances of said characters by their actors. The movie was disappointing and almost pointless because the moviemakers created the movie on the assumption that the making of it would justify its existance. It didn't. There is no idea in this movie. It is just props. Try it again, Germany. Expand
  5. RobR
    May 14, 2006
    1
    An extremely tame and sanitised portrayal of Hitler's madness. Boring, absurd dialog, no passion, no intensity, not a hint of grit. Oh wait, it has subtitles so it must be masterpiece!
  6. SarahH.
    May 3, 2005
    1
    Too long!
  7. TomE.
    May 3, 2005
    1
    Oh my god, my arse fell asleep! Why won't you finish!
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    80
    Indeed, Hirschbiegel himself seems reluctant to single out a protagonist, and finally settles on Junge.
  2. The very thought of humanizing Hitler makes me queasy. If he had a good side, I don't want to know about it.
  3. 88
    It's the well-wrought details that explain, perhaps better than any earlier film, how an entire country bought into Hitler's genocidal madness.