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In the Fog Reviews

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
August 8, 2013
As remorseless in style as it is in message, "In the Fog" offers little hope and few pleasures, but earns admiration for its elegant exploration of the lowest depths of the human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2013
Intimate in the telling, sweeping in the implications, Loznitsa has created an unusually incisive film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Thomson
The New Republic
July 2, 2013
In the Fog, which seems to me a masterpiece, is about occupation and the destruction of an understanding of one's own history.
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
June 14, 2013
Even when the pace wanes, the images are still gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
June 13, 2013
The world and its choices are often cruel, but for all the devastations visited on the characters, Mr. Loznitsa is searching for the human good amid a human catastrophe.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
June 11, 2013
In the Fog has the inevitability of an avalanche, and only our overfamilarity with Nazi-tribulation scenarios, and perhaps its excessively punctuated ending, could slow it down.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 11, 2013
The initial strangeness wears off as the narrative rhythms become more predictable-enter past, return to present, repeat-and the clichéd existential metaphors pile up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Leslie Felperin
June 10, 2013
Sergei Loznitsa's sophomore feature is a more conventional work than his audacious debut, My Joy, but no less accomplished in its craft, especially thanks to sterling work by ace Romanian lenser Oleg Mutu.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2013
Director Sergei Loznitsa often employs dreamy, intricately choreographed long-takes reminiscent of Russian filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky, Aleksei Guerman, and Aleksandr Sokurov.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
May 25, 2012
Loznitsa knows that war exists and won't go away; rather than indulging in patriotic or pacifistic platitudes, he tries to show what it might do to our souls. And, in this writer's opinion, he succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter
May 25, 2012
A ponderous trudge at times, it is ultimately worth the journey.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
May 25, 2012
Takes a long, slow, and exceedingly bleak and morose look at the moral choices of three Belorussian soldiers during the German occupation of WWII.
Full Review | Original Score: C+