The End of Violence - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The End of Violence Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 27, 2015
[Has] many potent moments.
Michael Dequina
January 5, 2009
A disjointed mess where a lot goes on but nothing happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Fienberg
September 28, 2005
Boring, incoherent and insultingly didactic. It's like Wenders has never been to America, never observed Americans and never even seen an American movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
astonishing but uneven
| Original Score: 4/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
A longwinded exercise in pretentious confusion.
| Original Score: 2/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Wenders' observations and subtextual commentary about violence in American society are well-served by the nuances of Nicholas Klein's script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
A trama principal se perde em um emaranhado de cenas que, rigorosamente, nada acrescentam ao filme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 1, 2002
A sophisticated and pensive film about a subject that fills contemporary movies and fuels our fantasies.
Alex Ramirez
September 3, 2001
Las respuestas quedan flotando en el espectador, esperando ser rescatadas y entendidas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
With The End of Violence Mr. Wenders has made a film as resonant as his most memorable work.
| Original Score: 5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Offers viewers opportunities to ponder a variety of diverse subjects, but its overall entertainment value is less than one might hope for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
January 1, 2000
A muddled, sentimental Euro-American hash, redeemed here and there from its fatal purposelessness by a few moments that remind us we're in the presence of a genuine cinematic visionary.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Doesn't seem sure what it is about, or how it is about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Dreary piece of post-modern funk.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Unique atmosphere, solid performances and profound discussions about the nature of our violent, technology-obsessed society don't add up to enough by the end of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Wenders has succeeded in creating a mishmash of incendiary images about government conspiracy theories, but leaves the story up in the air.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Consider the paradox: By the end of The End Of Violence, a preposterous film that rails against man's inhumanity toward man, you want to do violence. To the filmmaker.
| Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
It's practically an antimovie, almost plotless, self-referential, and unsettling. It refuses to wrap up neatly or comfortingly. But it's one of the most provocative films in years.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
We're left feeling disappointed that an opportunity to make a fine film was lost.
| Original Score: 70/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Often a pretentious struggle, saved only by the important, relevant theme that occasionally emerges.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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