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Hannah Arendt Reviews

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September 26, 2013
A trivial take on a profound thinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 2, 2014
...actors in supporting roles telegraph the controversies surrounding Arendt's personality as if they were attempting to literally touch the viewer's nose.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 27, 2013
You'd be better off reading Arendt's work.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 3, 2013
Von Trotta includes actual footage of Eichmann's trial, simultaneously trivializing it and diminishing the rest of the movie to the vanishing point.
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
November 1, 2013
Thinker and writer adds an intellectual footnote to the Holocaust
June 21, 2013
Hannah Arendt is hagiography of the most egregious kind. It makes Lincoln look like a smear job.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 4, 2013
A film that ultimately says more about banality than evil.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2017
I found [Hannah Arendt] fascinating, though its lecture style may not appeal to some.
November 4, 2013
Arendt, through the film's glamorizing lens, becomes a character impossible not to identify or agree with.
September 19, 2013
Not really an edifying episode in intellectual history, but an interesting story told with appropriate restraint.
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
June 27, 2013
[A] moving examination of the limits of human understanding when confronted with evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2013
While it could easily be shorter and move a bit faster, especially at the beginning, it appears to move at a speed that's true to the heroine's thought process...If this portrait is true to Arendt, then let it stand.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
May 31, 2013
It's involving, as biopics go, but the shattering debates that still swirl around Arendt's view of the Holocaust are relegated to walk-ons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
March 16, 2014
A crisply measured character study with plenty of intriguing ideas, elevated by a terrific, finely calibrated performance by Sukowa.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2013
It's the actual courtroom footage that's the most effectively deep and ambiguous thing in this well-crafted but static biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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