• Unrated, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Stefan Krohmer
    In Theaters:
    Aug 1, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 10, 2008
  • Alamode Film


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Summer '04 (Sommer '04) Reviews

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David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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What better way to spend 97 minutes in November than trying to sort out romantic complications in shorts and sailboats?

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2007
Boyd van Hoeij

If Krohmer and Knocke meticulously crafted the world Miriam inhabits, it is Gedeck's presence that makes it such a tangible mess -- which is meant as high praise indeed.

Full Review Source: european-films.net

October 30, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Straight ahead in form but unnerving and unexpected in content.

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

October 12, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
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A well-crafted and deceptively leisurely film, with a heart of ice.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 2, 2007
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Alternating between polite probing and adolescent fidgeting once lust takes over, [actor Gedeck's] turn props up this intellectual potboiler even when it stumbles and falls.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

August 2, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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[A] warmly stirring romantic maelstrom of five multigenerational libidos let loose at a lakeside vacation site.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

August 1, 2007
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film unfolds with cold, Chabrolian detachment and quietly builds to a coolly satisfying denouement that leaves everyone involved -- including the audience -- second-guessing everything that's come before.

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

August 1, 2007
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

The resulting cinematic chimera isn't remarkably pretty, but it's pretty remarkable.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

August 1, 2007
Kam Williams

As twisted and steamy a psychological thriller as you could hope to find, provided you're not put off by the pedophilia coursing through this intriguing romantic roundelay.

Full Review Source: EURWeb | Original Score: 4/4

August 1, 2007
Kent Turner

This blunt and methodical chamber-piece thriller, filled with deceptively lazy afternoons, has the seductive and flinty heart of a Ruth Rendell novel.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 31, 2007
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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The actors rise to the challenge of Nocke's tricky, high-flown script, and Krohmer meets them there.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 31, 2007
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Summer '04 couldn't have come soon enough.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 29, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 21, 2007
Derek Elley
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Summer '04 more than confirms the promise of young Teuton helmer Stefan Krohmer.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 25, 2007
Adam Nayman

A rare thing: a successfully asymmetrical drama.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2006
Prairie Miller

More in the nature of audience eavesdropping on some scandalous neighbors than gripping or meaningful storytelling, the film is wracked with superficial, amoral characters and petty, hand wringing sordid emotional preoccupations and obsessions.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

June 5, 2008
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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All I know is, I didn't buy it. It didn't scan. And I'm sorry it didn't, because Summer '04 offers much to admire and a few things to fear.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 7, 2007
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Although intelligent and insightful, Summer '04 is also more than just a little bit dull.

August 15, 2007
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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Summer '04 is so plainly the product of meticulous forethought that the shooting script might have been etched on marble slabs.

| Original Score: 2/5

August 1, 2007
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