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Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven) (On the Other Side) Reviews

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November 17, 2014
Much like one of Fassbinder's great ones.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 12, 2013
Read More | Original Score: A-
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2011
True to its title, The Edge of Heaven hangs uneasily between two spheres.
August 25, 2009
Hanna Schygulla cuts through platitudes with a privately fierce, graceful sense of spiritual space
February 9, 2009
It isn't enough for director and writer Fatih Akin to show that we're all only a few degrees from each other across countries; rather, he's also interested in the level of connectedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 19, 2008
[It's] a much-needed maturation of the Babel/Crash formula but also fails to rattle your bones the way those movies did. Pick your poison, I suppose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2008
He [director Fatih Akin] makes the random moments and chance encounters of life seem both utterly unpredictable and completely inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: a-
September 5, 2008
What we don't suspect, going in, is that a film of such plain-speaking admonitions can exploit the element of surprise. Yet this heartfelt and precisely assembled drama does just that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 5, 2008
Propelled by the beautiful camerawork and scenery that moves back and forth between pastoral idyll and urban chaos as it takes the viewer on a journey that ends with a final image as quiet and beautiful as any in recent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 2, 2008
Intricate emotionally as well as in narrative terms, poignant but not mawkish, and told in an austerely compelling style, this is a wise and absorbing drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 22, 2008
A transcendent film experience.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4A
August 15, 2008
The actors, except for Schygulla, are unknown - and they bring an air of weary authenticity to their roles.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2008
What Akin says about parent-child relationships is perceptive, and the cast is very good.
August 14, 2008
Akin doesn't hide the fatal destinies of major characters... but it's the lives of the survivors and how they choose to carry on that carry these crisscrossing stories.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 8, 2008
The year's most moving film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 8, 2008
Loneliness, loss and capricious love guide the fortunes of three families in this powerful, beautifully realized drama by German-Turkish writer/director Fatih Akin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2008
[A] superb film about the eternal pull of family.
Read More | Original Score: A+
July 31, 2008
The Edge of Heaven explores topics as varied as the tensions that accompany multiculturalism and globalization to the simpler human drama of how individuals cope with losses for which they bear a portion of the responsibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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