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Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Don Groves
January 3, 2011
A stirring, bloodcurdling terrorist drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 11, 2010
A sweeping docudrama of recent history in Germany regarding home-grown terrorism.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
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
Sean Axmaker
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...
Bill Gibron
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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
Kent Turner
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
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Orange County and Long Beach Blade
December 30, 2009
One of the ten best films of 2009
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Lybarger
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 31, 2009
A richly detailed, emotionally complex, character-filled examination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
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
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 30, 2009
An epic look at a recent blood-soaked episode of post-war Germany.
| Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
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
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
September 25, 2009
Part thriller, part social history, this tense 2008 drama traces the rise and fall of the Baader-Meinhof gang.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
September 25, 2009
An exciting, infuriating, combative experience.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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