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  • Summary: In a breathtaking race against the clock, a young woman has 20 minutes to find 100,000 marks or her boyfriend will be killed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Tykwer's style gives the movie an explosive energy that never quits, marking him as the most ingenious new talent to hail from Germany in ages.
  2. 100
    As essential in its own way as Anton Karas' celebrated zither work was to "The Third Man," Lola's music is perfectly suited to the film's aims and just about addictive in its throbbing, insinuating rhythms.
  3. A movie that really zips along; it offers some of the same pleasures as the silent slapstick comedies, particularly the Keaton films, with their sense of how sheer velocity carries its own wit.
  4. 80
    Wisely, Run Lola Run lasts something under 80 minutes; any longer, and it would have been as exhausting and boring as a half-hour Donna Summer track.
  5. 80
    It doesn’t add up to much, which is part of the point as well as the fun, but what makes the film noteworthy is its pure pop adrenaline.
  6. Kind of like watching a John Waters film on fast forward with all the good parts cut out. It's empty of charm and meaning, but it certainly kills time, for those who wish it dead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Silv3rfox
    Jan 21, 2006
    Incredible rush that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time!
  2. Aug 18, 2014
    Run Lola Run is a very enjoyable thriller. The movie has a brilliant plot and style that will never be
    emulated. The movie was made by a
    German director and stars Franka Potente from Blow and
    The Bourne Identity.
  3. Sep 18, 2014
    One of my favourite thrillers of all time with a style that detonates with originality and 100 percent excitement.
  4. Feb 7, 2013
    As exciting as it is exhilarating; Run Lola Run is also fun, smart, original, well-directed and an enjoyably thrilling experience that won't leave a single viewer bored. Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    Run Lola Run is a very unique crime thriller. Lola has to get 20,000 dollars to her boyfriend Mannie in 20 minutes or he'll be murdered. He owes someone the money and he is dangerous, a man named Ronnie. He needs her to get the money from somewhere or he's going to steal it. He leaves the bag with the 20 thousand in it and someone grabs it on a train. The day for Lola repeats so she has multiple chances to get him the money. In every scenario the result of the two's behaviour ends in different consequences. The movie also repeats many scenes so when you expect something to happen, something totally different happens. The movie is similar to memento in that it uses innovative techniques to tell the story. One of my favourite movies that is unlike any movie. Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2012
    How not to love this movie? It is one of my favourite movie's ever! It is vibrant, the energy is contagious, and you cannot stop watching because every minute is precious. I totally adored the mix between real people and cartoon. This is a movie with style and soul! The story is different...engaging, and unpredictable! The ending is superb...! I couldn't ask for more. A movie that I could watch many times. In fact, the first time I watched it I was at my friends's house we were so caught by it that between laughs and drinks we ended up watching it twice! Collapse
  7. Nov 28, 2012
    An unforgettably stylish film with a hefty amount of mesmerizing twists and turns.

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