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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 12, 2011
    75
    World on a Wire is slowed down compared to most Fassbinder. He usually evokes overwrought passions, sudden angers and jealousies, emotional explosions, people hiding turmoil beneath a surface of pose. Here there's less of that emotional energy. But if you know Fassbinder, you might want to see this as an exercise of his mind, a demonstration of how one of his stories might be transformed by the detachment of science fiction.
  2. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Sep 22, 2011
    91
    Genuinely breathtaking.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Jul 28, 2011
    75
    Seen now, the movie seems as timely as it is outdated, its themes contemporary even if its clothing and hairdos are anything but.