Germany, Year Zero Reviews

May 20, 2014
The colossal rubble of Berlin is not just an analogue to the collapse of the social order but an amazing sight, and the movie makes you feel the weight of every smashed faade and fallen stone.
May 20, 2014
Short and very downbeat, this hits the irony buttons rather too much but is still an uncomfortable, powerful film.
March 26, 2009
Pic isn't acted but 'lived.' Pro and non-pro cast play it with uniform sincerity. Edmund Meschke is the most impressive of the lot, delivering a poignant, believable portrayal as the young disgraced hero.
June 24, 2006
A horror movie that declines to tease.
March 25, 2006
The sum effect of the presentation is a sense of bleak discomfort and despair, unrelieved by any purge of the emotions.
January 1, 2000
To the critics of the time, it seemed that Rossellini had betrayed the tenets of neorealism...It now appears as Rossellini's first mature work, pointing to his masterpieces of the 50s.