The End of Violence Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 27, 2015
[Has] many potent moments.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 5, 2009
A disjointed mess where a lot goes on but nothing happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
September 28, 2005
Boring, incoherent and insultingly didactic. It's like Wenders has never been to America, never observed Americans and never even seen an American movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
astonishing but uneven
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
A longwinded exercise in pretentious confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Wenders' observations and subtextual commentary about violence in American society are well-served by the nuances of Nicholas Klein's script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
A trama principal se perde em um emaranhado de cenas que, rigorosamente, nada acrescentam ao filme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 1, 2002
A sophisticated and pensive film about a subject that fills contemporary movies and fuels our fantasies.
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
September 3, 2001
Las respuestas quedan flotando en el espectador, esperando ser rescatadas y entendidas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
A horrendous, useless, soulless, sprawling two hours of your life you will not get back.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Skip the movie but buy the CD.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This goes on for two hours and two minutes. When I staggered out of the theater, I asked if Clinton was still president.
Richard Porton
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
The flippancy of Wenders and Nicholas Klein's script, and the lethargic performances of a star-studded cast, trivialize presumably good intentions.
Top Critic
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A meandering mess, a plodding dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
It has its virtues -- Wenders is a skilled and thoughtful workman -- but hovers somewhere between a thriller and an art-house movie and won't fully satisfy fans of either.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Often a pretentious struggle, saved only by the important, relevant theme that occasionally emerges.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
We're left feeling disappointed that an opportunity to make a fine film was lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Consider the paradox: By the end of The End Of Violence, a preposterous film that rails against man's inhumanity toward man, you want to do violence. To the filmmaker.
| Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
It's practically an antimovie, almost plotless, self-referential, and unsettling. It refuses to wrap up neatly or comfortingly. But it's one of the most provocative films in years.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
If Wenders does not succeed in condemning the role of violence in movies (which was not his intention), he does unfold a work of intricate texture.
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