Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend) Reviews

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.
October 22, 2007
By refusing to explain Ripley, this gets closer to Highsmith's character than any other film version.
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.
January 1, 2000
Gripping 1977 American thriller from Wim Wenders that turns back on itself with deadly European irony.