Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski Image
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  • Summary: Werner Herzog's documentary profiles his turbulent relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski over the course of the five feature films they made together.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. One of the great portraits of artists fighting, even with murderous rage, to reach the sublime.
  2. 89
    Like a car crash in slo-mo, it's a riveting, beautiful mess.
  3. Herzog's fascinating, rambling, love-hate documentary about their friendship and creative partnership, and in its discursive, anecdotal way it gets at the essence of one of cinema's indelible crackpots.
  4. A documentary that is half confessional memoir.
  5. Herzog soft-pedals his cinematic ingenuity in this personal documentary about his love-hate relationship with Kinski, whose performances in Herzog classics...helped both of them become towering figures on the international movie scene before Kinski's untimely death.
  6. 61
    From the beginning of his career a fervent, epic documentarian, Herzog is a personal filmmaker as well, and My Best Fiend is certainly his most intimate and introspective film.
  7. Compels questions about Kinski's bravado and artistry, and suggests that it might not always be easy to distinguish his from Herzog's.

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