| Original Score: 4/6
| Original Score: B+
Verhoeven's potent mixture of provocative melodrama and spy movie theatrics set against a carefully researched historical backdrop makes for a heady cinematic experience
| Original Score: 3.5/4
If you can get past the unevenness, the gratuitousness, and the slick surface of Black Book, Verhoeven's film is entertaining enough.
| Original Score: 6/10
(A) riveting World War II resistance thriller with a runaway pace and a gripping sense of peril.
Verhoeven highlights how intricately plotted the script is. Turn away from the screen for a few minutes and a scene later on won't make sense.
| Original Score: 3/5
Finally, a Verhoeven film your mother and father can rally behind. Compromised, yes, but still a necessary experience for anyone who's been starving for a new film from the director since 2000's Hollow Man.
Extras on the disc include a full length audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, who provides a thorough explanation of just about everything that happens onscreen.
| Original Score: 72/100
Reportedly based on actual characters and events conflated as a concession to cinema, this is ostensibly the first Holocaust flick to reinterpret a survivor's story as an erotic espionage thriller.
| Original Score: 4/4
I would also have to put van Houten on my shortlist for best actress this year due to her incredibly brave and powerful performance.
| Original Score: A
While gleefully turning all prior war movie stereotypes on their heads, Verhoeven opts for the bizarre theory that ravishing designing women and lots of sex can change the course of world history.
It's implausible and outrageously comic, but equally memorable and passionate. Worth seeing.