Jerichow Reviews

November 17, 2011
An expertly constructed thriller that never rises above the trappings of its genre.
September 10, 2009
Petzoid takes the Cain themes of lust and duplicity and twists them into a reflection on modern Germany, where nationalism and loyalties and identity and economics are jumbled and thrown into confusion.
August 6, 2009
A taut, German-made thriller, Jerichow adds a bit of European xenophobia to the pulp traditions of passion and betrayal.
July 17, 2009
This is a movie made by and for adults, and adults should consider seeing it.
July 3, 2009
This is silly romance. It's sillier suspense. But I'm not above saying I enjoyed it.
June 25, 2009
It's easy to compare Jerichow with the films of The Postman Always Rings Twice, with the grimy gas station owner, the sexy wife and the rugged drifter, but people have a way of not behaving according to their superficial qualities.
May 26, 2009
So compact and controlled is this fine film.
May 15, 2009
Viewers will be drawn in by Jerichow even if they aren't familiar with Cain's tale and the other movies it spawned.
May 15, 2009
Petzold, who has a crisp style and sharp sense of the visual, is too talented and imaginative to allow his film to become predictable.
May 15, 2009
There is nonetheless something haunting about this film, a sense of desperation and defeat that seems less like a generic convention than like a genuine insight.
May 14, 2009
Jerichow's sparseness, tiny cast, and minimal plot can make the film seem a little elusive, but there's a certain elegance to Petzold's concision, too. He shows all he wants us to see.
May 13, 2009
Cain's novel, set in Depression-era America, finds a fitting update in the impoverished titular town of northeastern Germany.
May 13, 2009
By protracting his set-up, Petzold ... achieves and maintains an effective level of intrigue.
May 11, 2009
We imagine his burning gaze and labored breath behind every wide shot that depicts Thomas and Laura's trysts, providing the sterile visuals with a voyeuristic intensity.
April 10, 2009
Jerichow is striking proof of the [Germany]'s resurgence as a hotbed of provocative new cinema.