Hannah Arendt Reviews

October 11, 2013
Barbara Sukowa delivers a beautifully modulated performance, showing the rigor of Arendt's thought and convictions while revealing the contours of a passionate woman with complex relationships.
October 4, 2013
[Barbara Sukowa] invests Arendt with a steely fury, but the film, set during and after the 1961 trial of ex--Nazi official Adolf Eichmann, has an entertaining cocktail-banter superficiality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 4, 2013
A film that ultimately says more about banality than evil.
June 27, 2013
[A] moving examination of the limits of human understanding when confronted with evil.
June 21, 2013
Hannah Arendt is hagiography of the most egregious kind. It makes Lincoln look like a smear job.
June 20, 2013
Mixed bag, fascinating in its treatment of the Eichmann case, but stilted in its treatment of Arendt and her coterie.