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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40

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  1. Aug 24, 2010
    7
    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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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    60
    Powerfully rendered in every respect - and another testament to how bad the Nazis are for drama.
  2. Rock solid performances by up-and-coming German actress Julia Jentsch as Sophie and Alexander Held ("Downfall") as Mohr along with an excellent cast of supporting players insure that no one mistakes this for a lifeless docu-drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    80
    An ace performance by 26-year-old Julia Jentsch ("The Edukators," "Snowland"), as the quietly determined Munich student who was beheaded for distributing counter-propaganda leaflets in 1943, gives pic a focused dramatic power.