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September 27, 2013
The period is subtly rendered and the climactic defence of her ideas before a class of students and critics is a stirring and thought-provoking coda.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2013
This is an interesting film about ideas, and how explosive they can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2013
A trivial take on a profound thinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2013
An involving and important drama which provides excellent insight into the life of political theorist Hannah Arendt during the time she reported on the Adolf Eichmann trial, only sadly marred by some bad acting and poor dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2013
Hannah Arendt's problem is the evil of banality: the gnawing away of drama by platitude and pedestrian mise-en-scène.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 24, 2013
Though growing considerably tedious in parts, and lagging somewhat in the middle stages, Hannah Arendt picks up once again for what is an immensely engaging climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2013
It's both an amazing piece of impersonation and a subtle, canny performance that suggests the sharpness of Arendt's thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2013
Not really an edifying episode in intellectual history, but an interesting story told with appropriate restraint.
August 23, 2013
For those who value the life of the mind and the responsibility of the public intellectual, it's an engrossing--indeed important--film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 21, 2013
Von Trotta's direction is assured and the film has an incredibly strong performance at its core, and it asks a number of important questions, even though it doesn't dare to answer them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2013
Like A Hidden Method, David Cronenberg's drama about Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, Hannah Arendt takes seriously the life of the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2013
Not for everyone, but the character is very much worth investigating for her own sake.
August 1, 2013
In an era of sleepwalking surrender, "Hannah Arendt" is a welcome wake-up call, a ringing reminder that warring forces first assemble on the battlefield of conscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2013
Balanced portrayal, makes a persuasive case that Arendt was a valuable voice, whose dedicated work in trying to unravel the causes of Europe's moral collapse was worthy of study and consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 7, 2013
Arendt is so measured and elegant that the filmmaking seems effortless.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 4, 2013
A film that ultimately says more about banality than evil.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 27, 2013
Barbara Sukowa is powerful as the chain-smoking and independent Hannah and inhabits her character with passion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 27, 2013
[A] moving examination of the limits of human understanding when confronted with evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2013
While Hannah Arendt is commendable work, Sukowa makes it a necessary sit, watching the actress slip into the skin of a thrillingly sophisticated woman, flawlessly communicating every single beat of her intellectual firepower.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 27, 2013
You'd be better off reading Arendt's work.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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