Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Jun 13, 2013
    Mr. Loznitsa doesn’t lighten the mood with any familiar filmmaking tricks: there are, for instance, no musical cues to guide you over the troubling or ambiguous passages. Like the characters, you work through each surprising turn.
  2. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    May 20, 2013
    This is a masterpiece of serious cinema; long, slow and grave as the grave.
  3. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Jul 11, 2013
    Intimate in the telling, sweeping in the implications, Loznitsa has created an unusually incisive film.
  4. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    May 20, 2013
    In the Fog explores the moralities of wartime with restraint and exacting execution.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    It is a bit slow, particularly for an American viewer; it is more in line with European cinematographic tradition of discovering the main character's inner world through portrayal of their everyday life, whatever it is; not just an action. Even when there is an action, it is not a non-stop one. Something quite dramatic happens and there is a pause, just like in life. It allows to reflect on what has occurred and how you presented yourself and how you are going to live from this point on. Full Review »
  2. Jul 14, 2013
    This is a psychological drama that takes place in occupied Belarus during World War II. The movie is very slow (a bit too slow for my liking) but dramatic, thought provoking and filled with emotions. The main character faces moral choices where there are no good solutions and no escape. Full Review »