Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    Promising in its first third, only to end up shambling too aimlessly in the last. But as flawed as this picture is, there's one sequence in it that has already burrowed deep in my memory, and of everything in the movie, it's the one element that convinces me that Tykwer has it in him to one day make a truly great picture.
  2. 50
    Tykwer ends the film on a bizarre note that caught me off guard, a too-literal bit of salvation that is more bothersome than revelatory.
  3. 50
    (Tykwer's) unpredictability has become predictable, and the only thing genuinely uncanny here is the unsettling — and unintentional — sense of déjà vu.
  4. 50
    Tykwer may want meaning to go with his special effects, but the problem with his filmmaking, both here and earlier, is that he's more interested in his own bag of tricks than in actually saying something.
  5. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    40
    An absurdist semi-romance between two traumatized somnambulists.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Aug 19, 2016
    3
    Nice cinematography, some good actors, but simply one of the worst screenplays ever written by a man or a woman. It's just childish fluff,Nice cinematography, some good actors, but simply one of the worst screenplays ever written by a man or a woman. It's just childish fluff, that tries to appear as high-art. Some actors are miscast and the whole thing is much too long. Don't expect "Run, Lola, Run". This is boring and ridiculous. Full Review »
  2. May 27, 2011
    4
    I don't understand Tom Tykwer. He makes two kinds of movies: rippers (Winter-sleepers, Heaven) and stinkers. this is one of the latter. ThisI 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 »
  3. amurabim.
    Jan 10, 2006
    5
    This 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" This 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 »