In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) Reviews

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February 1, 2019
There are unique moments, to be fair: they are just spaced far apart in this predictable, paint by numbers story.
November 12, 2018
Fatih Akin's attempt to dramatise the shocking realities of far right terrorism is at least commendable on paper, but the muddled execution ensures that that the limited emotional impact it does have will only continue to fade over time.
August 20, 2018
Meant to be a blunt object against the recent tide of nationalism and racist ideologies, but it's almost completely ineffective at achieving those goals.
June 22, 2018
Kruger's solid central turn is rendered null and void by the hacky, hyperbolic drama that surrounds it.
June 21, 2018
While it's good to get an insight into Germany's current racial tensions and the film is never boring, In the Fade just doesn't quite deliver.
June 20, 2018
[Diane Kruger] has an instinct for subtlety that isn't always mirrored in her director, whose appetite for melodrama or contrivance can be destabilising... You don't cast someone as deft as Kruger and then augment her work with gimmicks.
March 14, 2018
You could see this as leaving the ultimate verdict up to the audience. Or, more cynically, you could feel that his desire to make a big statement still exceeds anything in particular he wants to say.
February 21, 2018
Akin tries to illustrate the complexity of the moral confusion in which Europe (and the world) lives, but, along the way, seems to fall victim to the confusion it's trying to denounce. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 15, 2018
...a mediocre film wrapped around and weighing down a truly great performance.
January 26, 2018
This Golden Globe winner has a lot more appeal on paper than in the finished Fade.
January 22, 2018
Remarkably formulaic and technically sufficient, In The Fade sternly guides its audience through a parade of misery in an attempt to be politically relevant
January 16, 2018
I liked In the Fade a lot better when it was called Death Wish (Winner, 1974). [Full review in Spanish]
January 12, 2018
Slow going and never quite sure of itself.
January 3, 2018
There are unsettling images within the film that are sure to stand out in the minds of its viewers - particularly the more squeamish ones - but the tale they are wrapped up in is far too murky to earn any genuine resonance.
December 29, 2017
Superb as Ms. Kruger is, there's nothing she can do to keep the taut, heartfelt narrative from going off the rails.
December 28, 2017
Contains many of the same inherent flaws as most movies of this type, and not even the genuinely good and powerful aspects on display are quite able to overcome the more troublesome elements.
December 27, 2017
Kruger's grieving widow and mother seeking justice after a racially motivated bombing attack by neo-Nazis are certainly attention-grabbing, but the execution lacks suspense, drags, and finally fizzles out completely by the ending
December 27, 2017
The third act is troubling, not only because it finds the most generic climax ... but also because it implies irksome comparisons to the act of violence that started the story...
December 20, 2017
The film's third act plays like a nihilistic Liam Neeson thriller, with Kruger struggling in vain to make Katja's actions remotely believable.
December 18, 2017
In the Fade comes to life when it dramatizes the distraction tactics necessary to excusing terrorism.
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