Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings
May 27, 2011I don't understand Tom Tykwer. He makes two kinds of movies: rippers (Winter-sleepers, Heaven) and stinkers. this is one of the latter. This has the same adolescent fantasy plot devices as Run, Lola, Run, but that film was more of a festival / music video peice of fun. Franka Potente is great as ever, but this meandering mess cannot be saved.… Full Review »
amurabim.Jan 10, 2006This long and overrated film is made for tom "lola" tykwer. the original version rus along three hours and a half, but this version is "just" two hours long, and it happens than this version is too cut, too edited to get something coherent, but it fails to do it. tykwer made so many subplots, so many characters than all of them are not "detail" but distractions of the original story. there are so many twists and turns than just works to bother and distract over the love story. of course, is exquisitely filmed but all the gimmicks, tricks and that hyperkinetic mise en scène are seems like something redundant and vacuous. the plot involving potente and furmann love story seems short and restrained to be more anecdotic than the actually main premise. it feels disappointing because is too brainy, too forced to play mind tricks, and too forced artsy and intellectual. "run lola run" works because has the same characteristics hidden in that popular taste and in "der krieger un die kaiserin" tant subltlety is hidden in a madhouse.… Full Review »
UnbearableLightnessDec 16, 2003Brilliant.