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Tony Rayns
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Filmed in black and white, with extraordinary delicacy and reserve, this is one of Fassbinder's best films.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's visually beguiling -- its cameramen having found shades of gray between black and white I'm not sure I've seen before -- and it is performed by the Fassbinder stock company with the precision and style one seldom finds outside the legitimate theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The slow, deliberate pace is sometimes taxing, but this story of a 16-year-old girl locked in the boredom of a loveless marriage is perfectly suited to Fassbinder's stifling mise-en-scene.