Jerichow

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3

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  1. JimF
    May 28, 2009
    8
    A well-made, tightly directed German reworking of "The Postman Always Rings Twice", "Jerichow" is as cold-blooded and ironic as "Blood Simple", without being in the least bit funny.
  2. Sep 4, 2015
    8
    I'm writing this in 2015 and this is my first Petzold film. Many critics have mentioned The Postman Always Rings Twice. It's no exaggeration to call Jerichow a remake. I recently saw Fassbinder's The Merchant of Four Seasons, and there are similarities to it too, (but Merchant is better). It's always interesting to find a good director, though. I know it's a cliché to say a film commandsI'm writing this in 2015 and this is my first Petzold film. Many critics have mentioned The Postman Always Rings Twice. It's no exaggeration to call Jerichow a remake. I recently saw Fassbinder's The Merchant of Four Seasons, and there are similarities to it too, (but Merchant is better). It's always interesting to find a good director, though. I know it's a cliché to say a film commands your attention but it fits here. A new Petzold is in U.S. art houses now and I intend catch up on his films. Expand

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Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. It's a well-constructed and thoughtfully paced drama and almost a thriller, but in the end credibility and tension get lost in the mail.
  2. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    80
    A tightly constructed "dramatic thriller" in which the tension comes as much from what the characters are thinking as from what they end up doing, Jerichow again confirms writer-helmer Christian Petzold ("Yella," "The State I Am In") as a world-class talent who remains underappreciated beyond Germany.
  3. Jerichow forgoes the prolonged double-crosses of "The Postman Always Rings Twice," its simpler ending made all the more powerful--and a little heartbreaking.