The Tunnel

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

Critic Reviews

  1. Genuinely gripping, balancing the travails of constructing the tunnel against the characters' stories with considerable skill.
  2. 50
    Director Roland Suso Richter skillfully wields the wall as a metaphor for isolation, but his pacing needs work: He cuts from an emotional death to a rowdy scene of sex on a kitchen table. Well, that's one way to mourn.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. JohnH.
    Jun 22, 2006
    2
    Really disappointing. I expected a serious, thoughtful European film treatment a la Costa-Gavras and got a schlock Hollywood Action Thriller Really disappointing. I expected a serious, thoughtful European film treatment a la Costa-Gavras and got a schlock Hollywood Action Thriller a la Bruce Willis (starring a B.W. look-alike no less.) After a modestly interesting beginning things get progressively sillier until we enter James Bond territory and you're wondering how the film got there and whether its worth your while to continue watching it. Very slick, very commercial and very vapid stuff !! Full Review »