Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Reviews

September 6, 2017
Arnaud des Pallires's dreary French costume drama might have been called Robin Hood And His Very Un-Merry Men.
June 5, 2014
The film is almost monotonously somber, though not in a bad way -- when it erupts into violence or settles briefly into moments of intimacy, the shift in tone can be surprising, even invigorating.
June 5, 2014
It can be quite powerful on the rare occasions when it allows raw emotion to make its way to the surface.
May 29, 2014
The severely beautiful film is painted in a dauntingly austere manner, as if lost in a war against itself, with confrontations underplayed and the rural landscapes making more of an impression than the detoured drama.
May 29, 2014
It's a strong story of lonely, even futile righteousness, which makes the plodding execution by director Arnaud des Palliers somewhat mystifying.
May 27, 2014
This muted approach robs the film of sorely needed momentum, but offers a rare opportunity for contemplation, a trade-off that only occasionally satisfies.
May 25, 2014
Greatly cognizant of the revenge genre's penchant for hypocritical demagoguery, director Arnaud des Pallires unsettles the audience's usual feelings of vicarious blood lust.
January 3, 2014
Arnaud des Pallires's pompous historical epic is a waste of good scenery.
January 2, 2014
A handsomely made and beautifully photographed 16th-century period drama from film-maker Arnaud des Pallires.
January 2, 2014
Not even the great Mads Mikkelsen can salvage this dull period drama.
January 2, 2014
The story flickers as compellingly as a candle flame, guttering into life whenever Denis Levant creeps into view as the theologian Martin Luther.
December 30, 2013
Cloddy period stodge.
December 17, 2013
Succeeds neither as a decent adaptation of the book nor as a rewarding movie in its own right ... Dullness prevails.
May 28, 2013
...shorn of some interesting subplots and themes...that get lost in the translation of events from Germany to France, as the film progresses the anti-dramatic choices it makes start to feel less like restraint and more like lack of inspiration.