Kafka Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh does demonstrate again here that he's a gifted director, however unwise in his choice of project.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 30, 2002
Overwrought over long and over indulgent
| Original Score: 1/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A movie about Franz Kafka? It's a good idea for a microsecond. Then it dissolves into a dumb proposition.
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
June 10, 2005
the film has a shallow, sophomoric earnestness
| Original Score: 1/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The effect is artistic, but it's also obvious when the material cried out for unsettling.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Quite often, the visual feast is enough to hold audience attention. But, in the end, it all feels rather empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Steven Soderbergh's Kafka is a very bad well-directed movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 29, 2006
Soderbergh's sophomore jinx, a pastiche of styles (noir, German Expressionism) and themes (personal and political oppression), further hampered by the vastly miscast Jeremy Irons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 31, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 20, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
September 17, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 2, 2007
All the Kafka basics are there for the literary types to muse over and it has great entertainment value in its unpretentious playfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 8, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
Incomprehensible but interesting.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2003
One of Soderbergh's most fascinating films.
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A stimulating blend of biography, hypothesis, interpretation and afterthought. It's a story about the 20th century.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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