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December 29, 2017
Compelling story, very well performed, especially Mr Ganz whose portrayal of Hitler ably captures his maniacal mood swings. Somehow, or for some reason,, intentional or otherwise, a measure of sympathy is developed for the general population and many of the characters. The reality, of course, is the the nation of Germany pretty much got a free pass for humanitarian crimes that make ISIS seem like a bunch of choir boys.
December 8, 2017
Good film. Showed the evils of Hitler.
November 28, 2017
I've been wanting to see this for ages, finally have the chance to Netflix it. Just can't be sure to take it seriously now with all the Hitler Parodies online lol. From what I've seen, I do know as much that Bruno Ganz is so good as the Führer it's scary..he almost humanizes him. Almost.
November 13, 2017
Very good film. One of the best war movies ever made. By far the best Hitler.
½ November 12, 2017
Great film with an even greater cast.
August 25, 2017
1993's Schindler's List Is My Fifth Favorite Film Of All Time.
½ August 23, 2017
Never have I seen Hitler this intimately nor do I really care too much about the guy.
July 16, 2017
Questo a mio parere non è un film, ma una forma diversa di ricostruzione storica. Impossibile giudicarne la veridicità o il realismo, visto il livello di dettaglio con cui vengono raccontati gli eventi. Sembra uno di quei film educativi che ci facevano vedere a scuola, lunghissimo e noioso, solo per appassionati di storia.
½ July 10, 2017
A truly stellar film that captures the last days of Hitler. Captivating from start to finish. Great acting work all around.
July 8, 2017
Downfall is a momunental account of hitler's last days and the terrible decline seen by the prospective of his human side rather than his madness.
July 2, 2017
A great performance by Bruno Ganz
½ July 1, 2017
In 1942, young Traudl Junge (Alexandra Maria Lara) lands her dream job -- secretary to Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz) at the peak of his power. Three years later, Hitler's empire is now his underground bunker. The real-life Traudl narrates Hitler's final days as he rages against imagined betrayers and barks orders to phantom armies, while his mistress, Eva Braun (Juliane Köhler), clucks over his emotional distance, and other infamous Nazis prepare for the end.
June 29, 2017
Great film about the final days of the European theater, in World War II. Bruno Ganz is amazing.
½ June 26, 2017
I've been watching a lot of foreign films lately. Here's an excellent German film about Hitler's last days hiding out in a bunker as the Russians slowly advanced toward Berlin during World War 2. The movie is based on the memoirs of a young secretary who worked for Hitler. It shows Hitler's descent into madness as he realizes that he is losing the war and finally commits suicide along with his lover, Eva Braun. Many begged Hitler to leave the bunker but he refuses. He is brilliantly played by Bruno Ganz. The actor who portrays Joseph Goebbels looks extremely evil.
½ June 9, 2017
"Downfall" is a daring account of the last days of Nazi rule made all the more striking by unrelenting themes of corruption and the desperation of clinging to power.
½ June 6, 2017
No complaints here. Downfall is a well-acted and well-directed account of the Final days of Hitler, told from the German perspective. I wander what was going through these actors' minds as they played these characters.
June 1, 2017
From profound German order to near anarchy, Der Untergang provides an insider's witness into the emotional loss and emptiness of a failing socialist tyranny.
May 27, 2017
"Wow", is the only word to describe this moving, accurate and realistic reconstruction of the downfall of Hitler and Nazi Germany. Ganz is perfect in the role of Adolf Hitler, and the execution of the film is on-point to deliver the atmosphere, brutality and slowly growing insanity in the last hours of the Nazi's rule.
May 18, 2017
Powerful film about the fall of one of the most evil and cruel men in history.
March 23, 2017
Incredibly daring and completely engrossing.
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