13 Minutes (Elser) Reviews

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June 5, 2020
13 Minutes is a fine example of physical and moral courage from an unlikely source.
May 11, 2020
13 Minutes has a distinct case of peaks and valleys in terms of holding my interest, but there were enough unique and interesting touches to give it a mild recommendation.
May 16, 2019
Elser is an ocean lapping on to the beach. From above the sea is calm and serene, but underneath, the world swirls with chaos; Hirschbiegel's film replicates this to produce a fascinating, consuming drama.
April 5, 2019
The problem with Oliver Hirschbiegel's 13 Minutes is ultimately the weight of history... It hamstrings the drama.
March 1, 2019
When 13 Hours focuses on the assassination attempt and the interrogation, it is at it's best -- a bare-bones thriller that is interesting and engaging.
August 23, 2018
Gripping, shocking, and ultimately very moving, a true equal to Downfall.
August 22, 2018
It is refreshing, heart breaking but, surprisingly, uplifting to know that individuals like Georg Elser existed and hopefully still exist.
March 14, 2018
There's something special about movies made of unknown stories based on the lives of people who have remained anonymous for decades. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 22, 2017
The bottom line about Elser's story -- and this perhaps explains why he remains an obscurity -- is that it petered out. After starting with a bang, so does 13 Minutes.
October 30, 2017
This concerns an attack on the Führer's life, on November 8, 1939... Told in beautifully layered flashback, this is not just the story of what happened that night but of the events that led up to it.
September 8, 2017
We need a stark reminder of what evil can come of this, and the risks that the average person takes - and should take - to fight against the attempt to raise this power again.
August 29, 2017
13 Minutes particularizes the inhumanity through one man's action.
August 28, 2017
"13 Minutes" is a salute to a man who acted when so many of his countrymen turned a blind eye, out of ignorance or self-interest, until it was too late. And it's a reminder, with a new nationalism on the rise around the globe, of the perils of inaction.
August 18, 2017
Although it offers more of an intellectual than emotional experience, 13 Minutes is still an enjoyable film, particularly if you are interested in this period of history.
August 17, 2017
Although "13 Minutes" is a period piece, it addresses issues that continue to resonate in society.
August 11, 2017
In spite of a sound production, 13 Minutes has a difficult time creating total engagement with its audience.
August 10, 2017
13 Minutes is a more hopeful counterpoint to Hirschbiegel's harsh portrayal of his homeland in Downfall, and a welcome homecoming for its director.
August 10, 2017
Authoritarianism, and the silence that permits it, pops up from time to time in history, and 13 Minutes is a timely look at the heroism it takes to break that silence.
August 10, 2017
Back in [Hirschbiegel's] element, he delivers a sturdy but routine biopic, one that works best as a political radicalization process film.
August 8, 2017
[A] gripping, somber German-language drama based on actual events ...
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