Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin (A Woman in Berlin) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin (A Woman in Berlin) Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Nicolas Rapold
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 6, 2009
A clear-eyed portrait of a highly charged chapter in Germany's history, a history that once again proves rewarding fodder for an alert artistic imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
October 2, 2009
No one is guiltless-not the Russian commander (Yevgeny Sidikhin) who takes the heroine as his lover, nor her bourgeois landlady (Fassbinder alumnus Irm Hermann), who welcomes the occupiers for their black market goods.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 24, 2009
The film is well-acted, with restraint, by Hoss and Sidikhin. The writer and director, Max Faerberboeck, employs a level gaze and avoids for the most part artificial sentimentality. The physical production is convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 21, 2009
Sometimes a movie based on true events is forceful out of all proportion to its middling presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2009
[A] brutal, unforgettable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 17, 2009
Though the story is based in truth, an emotionally removed Hoss feels more like a symbol than an actual person, while her detached narration keeps us at further remove.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 17, 2009
A Woman in Berlin, which is based on an anonymously written memoir of the same name, serves also as a testimony to women who put men in their place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 17, 2009
However and wherever you see it, A Woman in Berlin is a distinctive achievement, a World War II movie unlike any other and one of the few films ever to address a topic that makes almost everyone want to look away: What happens to women in wartime.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 17, 2009
A sprawling, difficult, powerful film.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
July 17, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
Village Voice
July 15, 2009
One of the best of a new breed of indigenous movies prying open the Pandora's box of German suffering in World War II.