User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28

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  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, 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.
  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. 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.
  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" 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. 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. Collapse
  4. UnbearableLightness
    Dec 16, 2003
    10
    Brilliant.
  5. UnbearableLightness
    Dec 16, 2003
    10
    Brilliant.
  6. RomanB.
    May 23, 2003
    10
    FANTASTIC FILM!!
  7. KevL.
    Jan 6, 2003
    10
    Captures the strongest love and fear together in a starkly crisp film. Fantastic.
  8. AnaPaulaP.
    Oct 5, 2002
    10
    The best movie of the year. Benno Furmman and Franka Potente were amazing.
  9. SBW
    Aug 23, 2002
    9
    Loved the story, loved the acting and the script had some wonderful and memorable lines. This is NOT a chick flick - it is for anyone who appreciates quality independent film work.
  10. MarkK.
    Feb 7, 2002
    10
    Describing it does not do it justice. Seeing it is the only way to know what it's like.
  11. ChrisB.
    Feb 3, 2002
    10
    Beautiful - haunting.
  12. M.
    Feb 3, 2002
    10
    Romantic.
  13. MaggieB.
    Nov 11, 2001
    10
    Best I've ever seen.
  14. NancyR.
    Nov 9, 2001
    9
    Evocative and elusive, this movie stimulated the subconscious with unforeseen images and outcomes.
  15. CariG.
    Oct 24, 2001
    10
    This film was so amazing, I couldn't make it leave my mind for a least 24 hours after I saw it.
  16. JasonL.
    Sep 23, 2001
    10
    The best movie this year so far. It's even better than "Run Lola Run." Bravo!
  17. [Anonymous]
    Aug 8, 2001
    10
    Amazing!
  18. J.P.
    Jul 14, 2001
    10
    I can't get this this film out of my head. It is Tykwer's best yet. I actually liked it better than "Run Lola Run" and "Winter Sleepers."
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Lacks the gimmicky hook that made "Run Lola Run" an arthouse hit, but it doesn't lack for ideas, nor for images that will sweep you up in their boldness and have the resonance of dreams.
  2. Throughout, Tykwer reaches for mysteries he has no idea how to evoke, relying instead on his actors' empty stares.
  3. It's dreary and self-indulgent but has its crystalline moments.