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World on a Wire Reviews

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Matthew Sorrento

Fassbinder could take on any style and make it his own.

Full Review Source: IdentityTheory | Original Score: 9/10

May 20, 2012
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Pardon me if I get a little choked up, but this is Rainer Werner Fassbinder we're talking about.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 9/10

May 2, 2012
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a film of ideas and questions whose prescient take on virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the moral responsibility humans have toward machines made in their likeness presages such millennial films "The Matrix" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

March 17, 2012
Eric Melin

A visually impressive tale full of mysterious characters and a dark sense of humor, Fassbender's film is also a densely plotted, surrealistic film full of plenty of twists.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 16, 2012
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... a heady, witty, stylistically audacious, highly compelling, and very entertaining science fiction thriller years ahead of its time.

Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online

March 10, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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If you know Fassbinder, you might want to see this as an exercise of his mind, a demonstration of how one of his stories might be transformed by the detachment of science fiction.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 13, 2011
Shawn Levy

"World on a Wire" is genuinely breathtaking: a long, satisfying encounter with the relatively newly hatched Fassbinder spinning off an epic story with effortless, masterful ease.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: A-

September 22, 2011
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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It starts slowly, then develops an irresistible momentum.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2011
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

A philosophical mystery thriller done with self-conscious camp and insouciant profundity.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 7, 2011
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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Both an astonishing display of precocious cinematic virtuosity and an anguished avowal of its psychic toll.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 24, 2011
Andrew O'Hehir
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A mini-masterpiece of the 1970s European design aesthetic and a major addition to the immense and baffling oeuvre of Fassbinder...

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July 23, 2011
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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Seen now, the movie seems as timely as it is outdated, its themes contemporary even if its clothing and hairdos are anything but.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 21, 2011
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine

Fassbinder, who also co-adapted the film's screenplay, usually makes a point of undermining the affectation of his melodramas with jarring intrusions of camp.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 17, 2011
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

When the action slows down for characters to trade deep insights about the nature of reality, you can just bliss out on the production design and wardrobe.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 3/5

June 17, 2011
Fernando F. Croce
House Next Door

Fassbinder's film startles as a truly Borgesian, trenchant political vision of order as artificial reality.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

May 13, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is Fassbinder at the top of his game.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

December 2, 2010
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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It's astonishing that such painfully obvious themes can also be so painfully provocative.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 6, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Fassbinder and his longtime cinematographer, Michael Ballhaus, move the camera, alighting as if by accident on resonant and complex compositions, is nothing short of breathtaking.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 16, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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World on a Wire is the discovery of the season, rarely screened in America but very much a key chapter in Fassbinder's story.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

April 15, 2010
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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It's remarkable how current it all seems.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 14, 2010
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