Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Oct 28, 2010
    50
    Eichmann, in all its solemnity, needs to be more dynamic; the film's portentous score further weighs it down.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Nov 12, 2010
    40
    The final fate of Adolf ­Eichmann is certainly a compelling subject. But its dramatic impact is severely diminished here by stilted filmmaking and wooden performances.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Nov 11, 2010
    40
    Mr. Kretschmann holds your attention through each whining complaint and bland denial. His character may be banal, but his portrayal is the only thing that keeps you watching.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Nov 10, 2010
    40
    The movie's twitchy, diabolical monster is neither persuasive nor historically tenable, and unlike Arendt's Eichmann, he's far too easy to dismiss.
  5. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Nov 9, 2010
    40
    Young's well-intentioned dramatic re-enactment of their encounters is burdened by sepia-period accessorizing, laborious flashbacks, spurious comparisons between the two men's domestic lives, and the downright bizarre casting of Franka Potente as Less's ailing wife and Stephen Fry as an Israeli pol who wants the case wrapped up in five minutes or less.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    Oct 29, 2010
    30
    Robert Young's Eichmann feels the burden of history so heavily that it's effectively smothered by it.

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