Labyrinth Of Lies Reviews

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April 7, 2016
It's a classic tale, told by director Giulio Ricciarelli with a fine eye for period detail and a welcome air of restraint.
March 30, 2016
Fehling does a fine job as Radmann, who also carries a heavy weight, as a cypher for all the Germans who did not want to know what their fathers did in the war.
November 5, 2015
An emotionally affecting and illuminating piece that is beautiful as well as edifying.
October 30, 2015
What should have been a fairly direct look at a culture hiding from itself becomes an overdone, angst-everywhere exercise.
October 22, 2015
The movie reveals so many secrets and twists that it threatens to dilute its message. When a visit to Auschwitz becomes little more than an appreciation of a pretty meadow, the script flirts with banality.
October 22, 2015
Formulaic and uninspired ...
October 15, 2015
Big, sturdy, righteous and romantic.
October 9, 2015
The movie is a strong account of a lesser-known episode of post-Holocaust history raised above its obvious cinematic formula by Fehling's anchoring performance and the film's wise approach to the survivors' horrific testimony.
October 8, 2015
It's a worthwhile history lesson, dramatizing Germany's efforts to reconcile with its monstrous past.
October 8, 2015
[A] powerful, truth-based drama.
October 8, 2015
"Labyrinth of Lies" is an eye-opening story about the importance of seeking the truth - even when it's complicated, ugly and buried beneath years of secrecy and deceit.
October 8, 2015
Frehling is excellent as a rigid do-gooder who thinks he understands everything and then comes up against crimes that shake his sense of the universe. His fresh fierceness is nicely balanced by Voss, who says little but radiates wisdom.
September 30, 2015
A lot more thought-provoking on issues of collective memory (or lack thereof) than the typical prestige picture, but it does falter dramatically in its later stretches.
Top Critic
September 30, 2015
It deals with seminal issues in cinematic terms that keep the audience spellbound without sensationalism. The actors are perfect, especially the dynamic Mr. Fehling.
September 30, 2015
The movie winds up being-to put it kindly-mildly intellectually satisfying while entirely emotionally flat.
September 30, 2015
"Labyrinth of Lies" too often feels like machine-stamped issue cinema from a moldy Hollywood playbook.
September 29, 2015
A chilly, disquieting study of a society in a state of denial until the truth is bared.
September 29, 2015
While the topic of mass delusion is fascinating, this film is too unfocused to turn it into compelling drama.
September 29, 2015
It's to the film's credit that truth-telling here looks as hard as it does noble, and that the Holocaust is not treated just as a suspense story's macguffin.
September 25, 2015
It's a somewhat stiff and conventional piece of work, but it examines an important, and historically neglected, subject.
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