Character (Karakter) Reviews

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Character is an original experiment, but it did not work for me. It is well made across the board and the beginning and ending are cool, but they still felt out of place as the film's mixing of historical and thriller elements seemed uneasy and unpolished. It's also overlong and slow-paced.

    Character is an original experiment, but it did not work for me. It is well made across the board and the beginning and ending are cool, but they still felt out of place as the film's mixing of historical and thriller elements seemed uneasy and unpolished. It's also overlong and slow-paced.

  • Jul 25, 2017

    Still my favourite Dutch movie. Famous Belgian actor Jan Decleir once again gives a powerhouse performance that completely dominates the screen in any scene he appears in, which of course is fitting for the character he plays. Fedja van Huet als performs brilliant from a completely opposite mindset but no less compelling. The cinematography is breathtaking and I don't think Rotterdam ever looked so beautiful. It's a perfect adaptation of one of the best Dutch novels.

    Still my favourite Dutch movie. Famous Belgian actor Jan Decleir once again gives a powerhouse performance that completely dominates the screen in any scene he appears in, which of course is fitting for the character he plays. Fedja van Huet als performs brilliant from a completely opposite mindset but no less compelling. The cinematography is breathtaking and I don't think Rotterdam ever looked so beautiful. It's a perfect adaptation of one of the best Dutch novels.

  • Jun 27, 2014

    A great overlooked thriller.

    A great overlooked thriller.

  • Apr 15, 2014

    beautiful movie, a must see

    beautiful movie, a must see

  • Feb 09, 2014

    Heerlijke vertolking, excellente keuze van beginscene en geniale omzetting van de droge derdepersoondvertelling in Katadreuffe die zijn levensverhaal vertelt. Sterke karakters, met Jan Decleir zeer overtuigend in de rol van Dreverhaven.

    Heerlijke vertolking, excellente keuze van beginscene en geniale omzetting van de droge derdepersoondvertelling in Katadreuffe die zijn levensverhaal vertelt. Sterke karakters, met Jan Decleir zeer overtuigend in de rol van Dreverhaven.

  • Sep 28, 2013

    Predictable, regurgitated themes that work because they are beautifully rendered in this film. Complex characters. Intriguing story development. The only drawback is the over-the-top, highly melodramatic and pretentiously operatically styled ending.

    Predictable, regurgitated themes that work because they are beautifully rendered in this film. Complex characters. Intriguing story development. The only drawback is the over-the-top, highly melodramatic and pretentiously operatically styled ending.

  • May 02, 2013

    One of my most favorite movies.

    One of my most favorite movies.

  • May 04, 2012

    a bit predictable but Van Diem shows his class with his extra ordinary work.

    a bit predictable but Van Diem shows his class with his extra ordinary work.

  • Apr 30, 2012

    a bit predictable but Van Diem shows his class with his extra ordinary work.

    a bit predictable but Van Diem shows his class with his extra ordinary work.

  • Apr 18, 2012

    Awesome and somewhat has similarities to Star Wars.

    Awesome and somewhat has similarities to Star Wars.