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Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) Reviews

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 5, 2003
If this were the only film Fassbinder ever made, it would still be one of the great works of cinema. It's only the brilliance and scope of his work both before and after this film that keep me from declaring it his unqualified masterpiece.
Christopher Null
November 28, 2002
One of Fassbinder's crown jewels, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul is as powerful as any film he ever made, despite its pedestrian premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Julian Savage
Senses of Cinema
January 22, 2002
Fassbinder is not interested in offering simple solutions to his character's woes or depicting their decision making as consistent. The impact of Fear Eats the Soul lies in the way all of the characters are shown to be fallible and flawed.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 22, 2002
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul might sound like improbable, contrived soap opera. It doesn't play that way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
August 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 23, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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