Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend) Reviews

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August 1, 2019
Wim Wenders evinces an extremely refined style that is much more effective here than in his previous films. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 15, 2018
... only a filmmaker as humane as [director Wim Wenders] could recognize there's no way out of the story's moral corruption.
May 5, 2017
An absorbing but rarefied, introspective variation on traditional thrilleer motifs, it's probably not the synthetis between the personal and traditional that Wenders needs but it's a fascinating compulsively watchable experiment.
March 30, 2017
The cool, cunning sociopath of Highsmith's novel becomes a restless international hustler, selling art forgeries and brokering deals (some of which may actually be legal) while travelling back and forth through Germany, France, and the United States.
February 6, 2016
Most Highsmith adaptations have turned out to be satisfying movies -- the earliest example being Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train and the most recent being Carol -- and this one's no exception.
January 27, 2016
Although it is a thriller by genre, Wenders is clearly interested in things beyond the mechanics of Ripley's manipulations and Zimmermann's desperation
June 4, 2015
Crafty and beguiling and unexpectedly smart about people.
October 22, 2007
By refusing to explain Ripley, this gets closer to Highsmith's character than any other film version.
October 22, 2007
A gripping Hitchockian thriller based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith.
June 29, 2007
December 21, 2006
...a slow-moving yet occasionally thrilling adaptation...
November 5, 2006
Moody and intriguing, this is one of Wenders' most accessible films, effective as a Hitchockian thriller (Strangers on a Train), existential character study, and allegory about the corruptible yet irrevrsible impact of American pop culture on Germany.
February 9, 2006
Superb adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel Ripley's Game, with Hopper as her amiably cynical hero.
October 23, 2004
There's something cheerfully perverse about filming a thriller and then tossing out the parts that would help it make sense, but Wim Wenders has a certain success with the method.
June 24, 2004
March 22, 2004
Enquanto Hopper cria um Tom Ripley inacreditavelmente ridculo, Ganz rouba o filme, que conta com uma direo irregular de Wenders.
August 22, 2003
May 24, 2003
A lovingly crafted exploration of friendship and desperation.
May 23, 2003
March 21, 2003
One of those movies that offers a nice viewing experience, but it definitely plays better when you're watching than when you sit down for analysis.
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