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Kafka Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 2, 2007
All the Kafka basics are there for the literary types to muse over and it has great entertainment value in its unpretentious playfulness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
January 29, 2006
Soderbergh's sophomore jinx, a pastiche of styles (noir, German Expressionism) and themes (personal and political oppression), further hampered by the vastly miscast Jeremy Irons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Douglas Pratt
June 10, 2005
the film has a shallow, sophomoric earnestness
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
Incomprehensible but interesting.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2003
One of Soderbergh's most fascinating films.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Steven Soderbergh's Kafka is a very bad well-directed movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Szymanski
August 30, 2002
Overwrought over long and over indulgent
| Original Score: 1/5
Greg Muskewitz
October 9, 2001
Lem Dobb's script doesn't rely on comprehension or linearity, but the whole scope of the project has its compelling root.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh does demonstrate again here that he's a gifted director, however unwise in his choice of project.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A movie about Franz Kafka? It's a good idea for a microsecond. Then it dissolves into a dumb proposition.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The effect is artistic, but it's also obvious when the material cried out for unsettling.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A stimulating blend of biography, hypothesis, interpretation and afterthought. It's a story about the 20th century.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Quite often, the visual feast is enough to hold audience attention. But, in the end, it all feels rather empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Cole Smithey
November 20, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 8, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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