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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28

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  1. Aug 27, 2013
    9
    The throw away lines in MDH are much better than the main dialogue of most movies from Hollywood movies, with just about everything else about the movie being several levels above the lowest common denominator needed for a blockbuster for people coming out of our indoctrination, err education system.

    The movie is a bit careless on the Goldkiss line that "my people decide what will be
    The throw away lines in MDH are much better than the main dialogue of most movies from Hollywood movies, with just about everything else about the movie being several levels above the lowest common denominator needed for a blockbuster for people coming out of our indoctrination, err education system.

    The movie is a bit careless on the Goldkiss line that "my people decide what will be news"; not only because this line led to some of the attacks on the movie (with no doubt many of the critics oblivious to their leashes); but because many of the people who happened to be born Jewish media mavens themselves do not realize how they are pawns of something else.

    Anyone want to start a homeland in the desert, in the midst of hostiles outnumbering you by 100 to 1, coincidentally in a sea of oil the powers are after?

    And of course, all the people there have to deal with the cards they are played, newcomers and natives no difference really. So, one world, one people, like in the million dollar hotel, is the only way forward. See cesy.org for something on this.
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Metascore
25

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. 60
    The film has an unabashed romantic tone that's matched by Wenders' usual flair for visual drama.
  2. 50
    A mellow dream of a movie that's an acquired taste. It's attractive because of the oblique way that Mr. Wenders ambles through a murder mystery that's stronger on characterization than on plot.
  3. A fantasy, a fairy tale, but its characters and the emotions they elicit become painfully real.