Lore

Lore

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Lore Reviews

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Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine

Cate Shortland infuses a fresh perspective and a haunting moral quandary to the WWII genre, bringing a little seen part of human history to chilling life.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: A-

February 20, 2014
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Rosendahl puts the onslaught of horror and absurdity in poignant perspective with her limpid depiction of her character's growing resourcefulness and awareness.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2014
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Lore, from Australian director Cate Shortland, proceeds like a long-ago fairy tale, dark-hued, grounded in real-life 20th-century horrors.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2014
Roger Clarke
Sight and Sound

Lore is a akin to a bourgeois German version of Elem Klimov's 1985 Belarus-set Come and See, and it has some outstanding features. The star turn is the lurking cinematography of Adam Arkapaw.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

January 1, 2014
Frank Hatherley
Screen International

The deep-feeling Rosendahl makes a major impression as an intelligent girl learning the power of her sexuality and resolve under maximum stress.

Full Review Source: Screen International

January 1, 2014
Daniel Walber
Film School Rejects

Shortland may not leave us with certainty, but in the context of so bloody a conflict fueled by intransigence and misguided idealism, the hope and the beauty of Lore is only strengthened by its embrace of youthful uncertainty.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A

January 1, 2014
Anthony Quinn
Independent

The Australian director Cate Shortland has made a quite stunning film about the collapse of Nazi Germany, seen not from a Berlin bunker but through the eyes of a 14-year-old girl.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2014
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The dream of every director tasked with bringing such a difficult story to life is to have a star who can carry the drama, and in her feature debut, Rosendahl is a revelation.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2014
Emma Myers
Film Comment Magazine

The bleak backdrop is rendered with great beauty-so much so that perhaps the sensory poetics of the visuals linger beyond their darker implications.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 5, 2013
Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

It's this mature take on the subject matter that makes Lore the finest Australian film of the year.

Full Review Source: Onya Magazine | Original Score: A-

October 17, 2013
Chris Knight
National Post

We see no fighting and no high-level participants -- just ordinary people before a backdrop of natural beauty and manmade horror.

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

May 31, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The young principals here, Malina and especially Rosendahl, are superb at conveying that premature hardening, their elastic minds pummelled by inelastic forces.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 31, 2013
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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The sins of the Fatherland send a German teenage girl and her Nazi-connected family on the run in Australian director Cate Shortland's vividly rendered and sensual drama Lore.

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

May 30, 2013
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

With an eye for images that are both lush and foreboding, Cate Shortland dives confidently into a moral minefield and doesn't care about defusing the situation.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 4/5

May 30, 2013
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

One could have made a much more didactic film with the same story - German girl learns Jews aren't so bad after all! - but Shortland is after something much more elliptical here.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

May 28, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Brings a distinctive perspective to familiar themes...

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2013
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Saskia Rosendahl succeeds in a demanding role set amidst a bleak post-war landscape.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 3/4

May 17, 2013
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

As hard as it is to watch at times, it's even harder to stop watching Shortland's compelling, well-woven tale of a girl on a dual journey.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 4/5

May 17, 2013
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

With its leisurely pace and lengthy run time, Lore will make those expecting a quick and easy indictment of the entire postwar world unhappy.

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

May 10, 2013
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Unflinching but thoroughly engrossing, the film provides a rarely depicted look at the Holocaust's other innocent victims. Beautiful cinematography by Adam Arkapaw.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B+

April 30, 2013
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