13 Minutes (Elser) Reviews

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July 22, 2015
[Hirschbiegel's] polished storytelling technique -- the use of wide-angle lenses to generate menace, the singling out of dramatic sounds -- creates a pleasure almost independent of the grim theme.
July 22, 2015
The movie is well acted and mostly absorbing, but it spells out everything so painstakingly that there's zero room for subtext.
July 22, 2015
As with countless films set in the period, the absence of subtlety combined with predictable dollops of sentimentalism once again trivialize events in the name of making them understandable.
July 16, 2015
13 Minutes is the German director Oliver Hirschbiegel's follow-up to his gob-smackingly execrable über-flop Diana, and as such the bar of expectation isn't very high.
July 16, 2015
Not only is the film too long - ironic given its title - but everything within it is spelt out in bold capital letters.
July 16, 2015
No great shakes, but a decent reputation-saver from Hirschbiegel.
July 16, 2015
It's an interesting idea, and a decently acted, heartfelt film.
July 13, 2015
An important story, of course, but only mildly engaging as cinema.
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