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The Lives of Others Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Catnip to audiences who never heard of The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2007
Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

Although Henckel von Donnersmarck has a number of genuinely good ideas ... the film is marred by redundancy, indecision and clumsiness.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine

June 9, 2008
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio

The Lives Of Others' obedient, obsessed spy in an exceedingly odd sense may have much more of a handle on the lives of others than, say, the filmmaker, who himself was around six years old at that time period of the former GDR.

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September 11, 2007
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

The Lives of Others aims to flatter its audience - a quality typical for a film whose emotional posturing is only skin deep.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: C+

August 28, 2007
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The formal mechanisms are so obvious and impersonal that they flatten our modes of thinking and feeling almost as much as the propaganda films that a regime like East Germany's would have approved.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C

March 4, 2007
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The Lives of Others is a compelling thriller but an unsatisfying character drama.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 6, 2007
Jan Stuart
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Rich in authentic period atmosphere and performances, but sabotages its best efforts with a sentimental payoff.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 8, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately undone by the glacial pace with which the filmmaker has infused the proceedings.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

February 8, 2007
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Judging by the film's success in Germany and its enthusiastic reception at this year's Telluride and Toronto film festivals, it's a good bet that many moviegoers will feel similarly moved. Personally, it gave me the creeps.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 30, 2006
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Writer-director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck gives his debut feature, The Lives Of Others, no particular style, and the absence of visual risk-taking renders an exciting premise ponderous and stolid.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

February 9, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film is a melodrama in a minor key, quietly affecting, quietly chilling, quietly quiet. It captures the drab architecture of totalitarianism, the soul-dead buildings of a soul-dead state.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

March 16, 2007
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

The movie becomes more than just a spy thriller; it's a story of an unlikely friendship that turns an enemy into a best friend.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 4/4

February 21, 2007
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...resolved through a couple of endings, one brutal and tragic enough for the old Greeks, the other graceful and uplifting ...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 93/100

March 23, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The Lives of Others is a powerful but quiet film, constructed of hidden thoughts and secret desires.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

September 21, 2007
James Berardinelli
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Whether or not this is the best foreign language film of 2006 is debatable, but there should be no argument that it is deserving to be numbered among the elite non-English language productions receiving international distribution.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 6, 2007
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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It is Ulrich Muhe's portrayal of Wiesler that makes the film such an impressively humane political thriller. The muted shifts in Wiesler's character suggest that when you truly engage the lives of others, you open yourself to profound change.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 23, 2007
Pete Hammond

A startling political thriller and the year's most urgent and important film, you owe it to yourself to see this beautifully written and directed movie.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 1, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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A genuinely thrilling tale, leavened with sly humor, that works ingenious variations on the theme of cat and mouse, speaks to current concerns about personal privacy and illuminates the timeless conflict between totalitarianism and art.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

February 9, 2007
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Makes you fall for its characters, then turns your stomach as they confront principles and try to maintain moral clarity, confronting Berlin Walls of their own psyches.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 7, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Its suspense builds on the fragile and nuanced business of emotional rebirth.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 2, 2007
Leonard Maltin
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March 2, 2007

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Sydney Morning Herald
April 7, 2007

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