Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) Reviews

September 26, 2017
In the end, however expansive, action-packed and powerfully shot The Baader-Meinhof Complex undoubtedly is, it remains a disturbing hybrid that leaves the viewer jaded, bizarrely perplex and ultimately unsatisfied.
September 7, 2011
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.
October 10, 2010
September 10, 2009
The Baader-Meinhof Complex is diluted by too many events and characters distributed over too much time.
August 22, 2009
...cowriter/producer Bernd Eichinger, who gave such depth to a much shorter historical period in "Downfall," here eventually loses his audience by refusing to streamline his cast and focus on a few significant events. It's a 10 part miniseries stuffed in
August 21, 2009
The Baader Meinhof Complex isn't, very: This saga of Communist terrorists sowing mayhem in 1970s Germany treats a bloody band as a unit of stouthearted warriors sallying forth to fight for their principles against impossible odds.
August 20, 2009
...a watery historic stew crammed with too many events and not enough context or character development to fill out what could have been a compelling film.
August 19, 2009
This isn't revisionist history; it's a key moment in political radicalism reduced to an empty pop-cultural posture.
May 15, 2009
To do full justice to this fascinating subject, you'd need a director with something like Martin Scorsese's appetite for detail, capacity for spectacle, and willingness to face up to his own ambivalence.
November 14, 2008
There is a real problem with a film that, although thoroughly researched and directed with integrity, struggles to move the audience.
November 14, 2008
There are plenty of suspect devices and home-made bombs duct-taped to alarm clocks here, but we never find out what makes their creators tick.
November 14, 2008
His approach has simply been to cram everything he knows about the Baader Meinhof years into a running time of two and a half hours. It is really the most unhelpful and unenlightening film on the subject you could possibly imagine.
September 29, 2008
An explosive performance by Johanna Wokalek gives some relief to an otherwise long and humdrum series of characters, blow-'em-ups and prison locations.
September 29, 2008
Engrossing on many levels -- except for, fatally, an emotional one.