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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 13, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
September 15, 2011
It starts slowly, then develops an irresistible momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
July 24, 2011
Both an astonishing display of precocious cinematic virtuosity and an anguished avowal of its psychic toll.
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Andrew O'Hehir
July 23, 2011
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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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
July 21, 2011
Seen now, the movie seems as timely as it is outdated, its themes contemporary even if its clothing and hairdos are anything but.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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 6, 2010
It's astonishing that such painfully obvious themes can also be so painfully provocative.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 16, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
April 14, 2010
It's remarkable how current it all seems.