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Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) Reviews

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January 3, 2011
A stirring, bloodcurdling terrorist drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2010
This flick was written by Stefan Aust, long-time editor of Der Spiegel, Germany's version of Time Magazine. Hence the lurid, superficial and reactionary tilt. The Baader-Meinhof gang was disgusting, but nearly as disgusting as the people they fought.
May 11, 2010
A sweeping docudrama of recent history in Germany regarding home-grown terrorism.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 1, 2010
A glossy, pulse pounding pure Hollywood-style thriller designed for the express purpose of demythologizing its protagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 11, 2010
... the detail is fascinating and it is mesmerizing to watch this idealistic rebellion swamped by obsession, revolutionary fervor and the psychotic drive of Andreas Baader...
April 10, 2010
The Baader Meinhof Complex is a terrific entertainment, an action packed look at anarchy in the streets followed by the specious slacker malaise argued behind closed doors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2010
An impressive period reconstruction and a ripping yarn that never reduces its complicated and conflicted characters to stereotypes ... one of the best action movies of last year and a thoughtful essay on the futility of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100
January 10, 2010
Filmed through tear gas and broken glass, Edel graphically depict the horrific violence (the group was responsible for nearly 30 deaths) while equally layering in substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/5
December 30, 2009
One of the ten best films of 2009
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 3, 2009
The 150-minute-long, Oscar-nominated foreign-language film, based on a 1987 book, has a rat-a-tat pace and a lurid, film noir quality that captures the chaos and hysteria of the era that bred and sustained them.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2009
It's not surprising the film was Germany's 2008 submission for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2009
A richly detailed, emotionally complex, character-filled examination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 30, 2009
The acting is top drawer and everyone behind the camera is technically proficient with a workmanlike approach. The monumental task of editing by Alexander Berner deserves special mention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 30, 2009
An epic look at a recent blood-soaked episode of post-war Germany.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2009
Merely lets the facts of forty years ago speak for themselves, and one can't deny that its dramatization of them has enormous energy and urgency.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 16, 2009
It doggedly refuses easy ways out, and it has the guts, brains and critical eye to plumb the roots of terror and its bloody consequences.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 1, 2009
The Baader-Meinhof Complex is not an easy film to watch; its violence is ugly and brutish. And there's a lot of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2009
Part thriller, part social history, this tense 2008 drama traces the rise and fall of the Baader-Meinhof gang.
September 25, 2009
It'd be nice to see an American filmmaker commit a similar reckoning with the Watts riots, the Weather Underground, or the Black Power movement, not simply resort to cant and kitsch but to really interpret those moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2009
An exciting, infuriating, combative experience.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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