The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) Reviews

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Anton Bitel
New Empress Magazine
July 9, 2013
typically, Herzog is more preoccupied with anthropological issues, casting his pre-cultural everyman into a world of social pretence, academic pomposity and dehumanising exploitation, and seeing what comes out of the ensuing confrontations.
Catherine Shoard
Observer [UK]
July 7, 2013
A compassionate, traumatic masterpiece, every frame amazing.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 5, 2013
An unmissable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
July 4, 2013
A great among greats. Bruno S's performance is surely one of the best ever?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
July 4, 2013
One of [Herzog's] two or three finest films, not to mention surely his most humane.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
July 3, 2013
The conflict between logic and the unknowable is as fascinating and exciting for us as it clearly is for Herzog.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
July 3, 2013
Stories of humans raised in the wild range from Tarzan to Mama, but none compare to the resonance of Werner Herzog's 1974 film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
May 27, 2013
The drive toward domestication is the drive toward death in Herzog's haunting fable, a travesty of uplifting dramas to go with Aguirre's travesty of swashbuckling epics
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 10, 2008
It's a very odd story but Herzog brings it across with a touching human side and a refreshing lack of sentimentality.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 4, 2008
A lyrical film about the least lyrical of men.
Top Critic
Richard Eder
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Every Man is a superb movie because Mr. Herzog has managed to treat the fable in stunning human and dramatic terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 26, 2005
Stuffed with obscure images and silent passages of profound, frightening insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
August 15, 2002
There is a profound philosophy at the base of Kasper Hauser: How does emotional growth occur, deprived of any foreign influence, sociological, familial or otherwise?
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser achieves timelessness through its satire and its sensibilities seem less stodgy than in most period films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Thomson
BBC.com
September 10, 2001
The film has turgid stretches, but this flaw is largely overwhelmed by compositions which are meaningful and hypnotic, and a startling performance from Bruno S as poor Kaspar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Kaspar Hauser is one of the purest film examples I know of in which an artist of Romantic sensibility puts society to the test and finds it wanting.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 2, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 20, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 24, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
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