Kafka Reviews

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February 6, 2018
Soderbergh's talent is not in doubt; you can see, in the often elegant images shot by Walt Lloyd, a real filmmaker at work. But his choice of material is dubious.
September 7, 2011
May 20, 2003
Steven Soderbergh's Kafka is a very bad well-directed movie.
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh does demonstrate again here that he's a gifted director, however unwise in his choice of project.
January 1, 2000
A movie about Franz Kafka? It's a good idea for a microsecond. Then it dissolves into a dumb proposition.
January 1, 2000
The effect is artistic, but it's also obvious when the material cried out for unsettling.
December 12, 2017
There are shafts of insight, and the photography's elegantly expressionist. But Irons, sturdily English despite a fitting heaviness of the spirit, is hopelessly miscast as the iconic, neurasthenic writer.
November 20, 2007
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.
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.
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