Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 91
    Throughout, Sophie exhibits the quality common to all of history's great martyrs, a preternatural calmness that perseveres despite (or perhaps because of) the inevitability of her doom.
  2. 91
    It's an authentic, harrowing tale of heroism.
  3. 89
    Sophie Scholl plods along inexorably, one step after another, to its grim, sad end. It's almost unbearable.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The film is a shattering experience fueled by Jentsch's electrifying performance.
  5. Rothemund's use of the recorded testimony, while it gives his film a startling veracity, also limits his imagination. It prevents him from delving too deeply into the psychology of these activists.
  6. 83
    While the film doesn't dig deep, or hit particularly hard, it neatly achieves its modest goals: presenting a real-life heroine in real-life terms. A film this fictionalized rarely feels this much like fact.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 24, 2010
    Anti-war protesters get caught delivering flyers in a University. Get arrested, interrogated, then on trial.
    Quite intense dialogue throughout
    but very well acted & shot. Every film I've seen Julia Jentsch she has been brilliant & this is no exception. A mention too for Alexander Held as the cold yet angry Mohr.
    You sort of expect what's going to happen but does leave you feeling empty at the end.
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  2. LK.
    Jun 22, 2007
    A great gift for the kid going to college. Question everything. Know what you believe---and WHY. Then, you, like Sophie Scholl, will know when you must stand up against injustice. Full Review »
  3. VK.
    Jun 7, 2007
    This woman (only 21-22) is one of the most admired persons in Germany. The best part is when she verbally faces off against an experienced Gestapo interrogator! Full Review »