The Berlin File Reviews

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
February 15, 2013
There is something sharp, exciting and more original tucked within "The Berlin File" - and it is in moments a sleek, crackling film - but it all feels somehow misshapen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
February 14, 2013
As soon as "The Berlin File" takes flight with its exhilarating action set pieces, memories of any muddles evaporate amid the tension and vivid engagement with settings, from courtyards to fields.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
February 14, 2013
The Berlin File benefits from gritty surroundings that add a cold war realism to this otherwise confusing tale of conflicted loyalties and secret agendas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 14, 2013
The story feels fairly perfunctory - not to mention unnecessarily knotty - but the well-connected leads do their best to ground it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
February 12, 2013
[A] formulaic but solid Cold War-style spy thriller, with North Korea pinch-hitting for the Soviet Union.
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David Fear
Time Out
February 12, 2013
Everything here, except the action scenes, [feels] sluggish and rote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5