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  • Summary: Strike is based on the true story of a remarkable and little known figure who was integral in beginning the Solidarity movement and setting Poland on the course to democracy. It is a touching tribute to a true overlooked hero, a woman who undergoes an important awakening – the realization ofStrike is based on the true story of a remarkable and little known figure who was integral in beginning the Solidarity movement and setting Poland on the course to democracy. It is a touching tribute to a true overlooked hero, a woman who undergoes an important awakening – the realization of an ordinary person who simply looks around her and distinguishes right from wrong. (Laemmle/Zeller Films) Expand
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  1. 80
    Despite the grim Cold War environment, Schlöndorff blends, mostly successfully, goofiness and melodrama into the overall social realist tone.
  2. 80
    Schlöndorff calls the film "a ballad inspired by true events," and its occasional bouts of clumsiness and sentimentality are inseparable from its power.
  3. Reviewed by: Julia Wallace
    80
    This is Iron Curtain porn at its most shameless--a rousing industrial rock song plays in the background every time Schlöndorff wants to invoke the Spirit of Labor--but Thalbach's Agnieszka is irresistible.
  4. The dubbing from German to Polish is off-putting, but it is Schlondorff's best film since his classic "The Tin Drum."
  5. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    70
    Continuing the late-career renaissance of historically urgent, politically engaged fiction filmmaking that began with 1999's "The Legend of Rita" and 2004's "The Ninth Day" German vet Volker Schloendorff stumbles slightly, but doesn't fall, with Poland-set Solidarity saga Strike.
  6. 70
    If Thalbach's fiery performance is the heart of Strike, her costar is the vast and impressive Gdansk shipyard itself.
  7. 63
    The script plays fast and loose with the facts and adds soap-operaish touches, but Thalbach is a feisty delight.

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