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The Lives of Others Reviews

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
July 17, 2008
Art battles duty in bracing German spy thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

BBC.com
September 18, 2007
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
September 11, 2007
The film's cartoonish Stasi in comparison to, say, the US military at Guantanamo or Abu Grab, seem more akin to the Salvation Army.
Ryan Keefer
DVD Verdict
September 8, 2007

Empire Magazine
September 5, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Sydney Morning Herald
September 1, 2007
Ivana Redwine
homevideo.about.com
August 30, 2007
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
August 29, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
August 26, 2007
Is there anything more dangerous than a true believer who approaches his mission with unshakable certainty and unwavering dogma?

DVD Beaver
August 23, 2007
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 21, 2007
A stunning artistic achievement, made even more amazing by the fact that this is writer/director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's very first film, The Lives of Others is part paradox, part prophecy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 21, 2007
a taut emotional thriller that pits genuine ideology against the mechanisms of a corrupted bureaucracy
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Adam Tyner
DVDTalk.com
August 16, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 8, 2007
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 5, 2007
An intelligent screenplay, compelling performances, and alternating points of view collectively manage to sustain a slight-but-significant tension throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10