Lili Marleen Reviews

August 4, 2015
Fassbinder repeatedly depicts the song comforting lonely soldiers and then accompanying scenes of carnage. The devastating effect boomerangs.
August 3, 2015
Fassbinder at half speed is still good, but this film... is still a disappointment.
September 18, 2006
What is new for a Fassbinder work is that the film is far more entertaining to watch than it is interesting to speculate about. That means it's a disappointment.
September 18, 2006
Though Fassbinder's camerawork is excellent, including some allusions to the famous German studio UFA, his themes are never really developed.
June 3, 2006
Elaborate proof that the devil really does have all the best tunes.
June 3, 2006
The meanings are banal and the pace is heavy, but Fassbinder's use of color -- as throughout his late period -- is superb.