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The Ninth Day (Der neunte Tag) Reviews


Time Out
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November 16, 2011

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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It's no wonder Schlöndorff favors close-ups; with Mattes on screen, The Ninth Day gets right to its emotional core.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 11, 2005
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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The Ninth Day is far from perfect, but is still thought-provoking and intriguing, a film that can begin its own kind of debate.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 7, 2005

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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September 10, 2005
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Plays more like a philosophical debate than a war drama.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 18, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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An accomplished, confident work.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 23, 2005
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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It just feels like too much over too little.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 15, 2005
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Schlondorff draws a telling picture of the ravished moral landscape that kept the wheels of the Holocaust turning.

| Original Score: B

July 15, 2005
Derek Elley
Variety
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A thoughtfully written drama of ideas with vivid performances by August Diehl and Ulrich Matthes.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 7, 2005
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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A morally complex and emotionally satisfying drama about the vagaries of Catholic response to the Third Reich.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 7, 2005
Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
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A film that strives for meaning and resonance but doesn't quite work.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 18, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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While the pacing is a bit slow, the story line is engrossing.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

June 16, 2005
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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In this cat-and-mouse Faustian fable, Mr. Diehl and Mr. Matthes are singularly fascinating as tension-filled incompatibles.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 9, 2005
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Credit a literate script and excellent performances by Ulrich Matthes -- tall and gaunt and wearing a wide-brimmed friar's hat -- as Kremer, and August Diehl as the Nazi bureaucrat and failed seminarian assigned to watch over the priest in Luxembourg.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 27, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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In the face of the Holocaust, a wrestling match over which man is the likelier Judas strikes me as a trivial pursuit.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

May 27, 2005
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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In Volker Schlöndorff's somber moral thriller, a Roman Catholic priest, temporarily released from Dachau, finds his conscience tested when the Nazis try to co-opt him.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 26, 2005
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Plays best as a dry exercise in historical doublespeak and rationalization.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 24, 2005
David Denby
New Yorker
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This film is powerful, concise, fully sustained.

May 23, 2005
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