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Downfall (Der Untergang) Reviews

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May 20, 2014
Provocative look at Hitler's last days is extremely violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2013
...an unflinching, hard, relentlessly honest movie that refuses to ask questions that have easy answers. It is also brilliantly acted, written and focused...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 25, 2010
"Downfall" isn't about commuting history's sentence for the Nazis, but heeding its warning - a gruesome, sustained-tension lesson about informed politics and whether those who left evil to its own devices could arrive at a place of complicit guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 21, 2009
It's reach exceeds its grasp; nonetheless, a compelling study of Hitler's last days.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
April 18, 2009
As the first German-made film about Hitler's ruination since G.W. Pabst's "Der Letzte Akt" ("The Last Act" - 1956) "Downfall" is a stunning cinematic achievement that illuminates minutiae about the last 10 days of the nefarious German leader who won the h
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 28, 2008
What an act of bravery it was to make Downfall.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 1, 2007
Features a staggeringly creepy performance by Bruno Ganz, whose Hitler is both a raving psychotic and a beaten, melancholic man.
September 22, 2006
Downfall is an admirably matter-of-fact history lesson of a movie, but next to real footage of real people with real memories of those days, it pales by comparison.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2006
An important historical movie about the last days of the Third Reich.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 28, 2005
Es un atinado recordatorio de que, como humanidad, debimos haber aprendido la lección, pues de otra forma estamos condenados a repetir la historia, para bien o para mal.
| Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2005
The subject matter itself is the fallback support, which is good enough for its purposes, though it could've benefited from a more steered momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 13, 2005
La película es una nueva y bienvenida mirada hacia eventos históricos que nos han sido contados prácticamente en exclusiva desde el bando ganador.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2005
There have been plenty of World War II films over the years, but none delivers as intimate a portrait of German dictator Adolf Hitler and his comrades.
| Original Score: A-
August 4, 2005
...succeeds, for the most part, in painstakingly depicting who did what when, but beyond that, it is a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 2, 2005
A lot of movies have been made about Adolf Hitler, but this is certainly one of the best; it shows the psychology that goes on when a leader and his followers fall from power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 31, 2005
A long stare into an abyss from which no comforting answers can emerge.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 29, 2005
The film's searing portrayal of an utterly pathetic fanaticism is its most enduring effect.
July 28, 2005
Downfall, along with the well-done additional [DVD] special features, is a must-see film for anyone who considers themselves a history buff, a film junkie or both.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 24, 2005
Downfall takes on the unenviable task of portraying [Hitler] as a man, rather than a caricature or parody as the norm has dictated.
| Original Score: 65/100
July 14, 2005
Offers a harrowing look at the Nazi downfall.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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