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Barbara Reviews

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A meticulously crafted drama in which the depiction of character, place and circumstance evolves slowly and with intrigue, Barbara is gripping cinema

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 1, 2013
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This well acted political melodrama, set during the Cold War, is Germany's entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

February 22, 2013
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Hoss' outstanding performance is a deep well of subtle yet unmistakable motives and reactions.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: B+

February 21, 2013
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette

A crafty filmmaker, Petzold gives us information in increments. During the first half of his movie, which he co-wrote, we are all but left to our own devices; yet it is fascinating, and appropriate.

Full Review Source: Montreal Gazette | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 21, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Hoss is fantastic. Barbara is ice cold at the start, understandably so. Yet Hoss makes her sympathetic.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 7, 2013
Stan Hall
Oregonian

Worth seeing ... both for Petzold's singular aesthetic and for Hoss, who as usual is a riveting presence.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B

January 31, 2013
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

A well-observed, compelling, and evocative character piece, haunted by the ghosts of Germany's recent past.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 28, 2013
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Feels like total immersion into the sights, stresses, and the subtle solidarity among middle-class professionals living in the workers' paradise that Petzold's parents fled.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 7/10

January 16, 2013
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[R]esides somewhere in an unsatisfying borderland between drama and thriller, never quite catching fire as either...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

January 16, 2013
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A superbly crafted low-boil drama that gets its hooks into you the old-fashioned way, through character, and highlights the difficulties and cost of living by principles.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: B+

January 16, 2013
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Subtly intriguing and ambiguous, it's filled with suspicion and subterfuge.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 8/10

January 12, 2013
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Despite the limited scope of its predictable narrative, "Barbara" remains a compelling character study thanks to Nina Hoss's enigmatic performance in the title role.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B-

January 10, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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[Leaves] you drained and horrified.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 7, 2013
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Christian Petzold's latest thriller threatens to cross over the line from minimalism to nihilism.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 5/10

January 2, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Sometimes, the sun shines and the wind blows fresh and the very elements that make for intense hardship also open a window on intense joy.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

December 28, 2012
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Hoss is mesmerizing as a woman who holds it all together to the point of losing herself.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

December 27, 2012
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Both insightful and poignant, but not mawkish...an intriguing character study set against the backdrop of a dark time in history.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B+

December 21, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's one terrific film, as smart, thoughtful and emotionally involving as just about anything that's out there.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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It's a quiet film built of careful details.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 4/4

December 21, 2012
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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"Barbara" re-visits the quiet, everyday tragedies of the Iron Curtain era, when paranoia ran deep and for very good reasons.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

December 21, 2012
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