Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) Reviews

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November 15, 2020
Director Uli Edel and producer and screenwriter Bernd Eichinger don't take sides. They don't condemn, but nor do they excuse. Instead, they leave us to make up our own minds.
October 11, 2019
Edel's mix of historical footage and dramatized scenes provide little more than a breezy history lesson.
August 5, 2019
Taut and ferocious, a lean, solid, unsentimental narrative that dives right into the nitty gritty details of its subject.
August 23, 2018
It is brutal, relentless, nihilistic, violent, terrifying, relentless, psychopathic, and yet it is so powerful, so explosively febrile, it compels you to watch and keep watching.
August 9, 2018
It's almost tempting to discuss The Baader Meinhof Complex as if it was a documentary. Mr. Edel has very carefully recreated a distantly removed time and actions hard to sympathize with and in doing so has created a riveting and remarkable film.
January 17, 2018
Two problems I had with the film were that the subtitles were too small making them difficult to read and that they did not remain on the screen long enough to adequately read. Nevertheless, it is an amazing movie and well worth your time.
November 17, 2011
January 3, 2011
A stirring, bloodcurdling terrorist drama.
May 11, 2010
A sweeping docudrama of recent history in Germany regarding home-grown terrorism.
May 1, 2010
A glossy, pulse pounding pure Hollywood-style thriller designed for the express purpose of demythologizing its protagonists.
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.
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.
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.
December 30, 2009
One of the ten best films of 2009
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.
November 1, 2009
It's not surprising the film was Germany's 2008 submission for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
October 31, 2009
A richly detailed, emotionally complex, character-filled examination.
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.
October 30, 2009
An epic look at a recent blood-soaked episode of post-war Germany.
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