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Lore Reviews

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May 17, 2013
As hard as it is to watch at times, it's even harder to stop watching Shortland's compelling, well-woven tale of a girl on a dual journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2013
With its leisurely pace and lengthy run time, Lore will make those expecting a quick and easy indictment of the entire postwar world unhappy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 1, 2013
Think "Little Red Riding Hood" meets The Road.
April 30, 2013
Unflinching but thoroughly engrossing, the film provides a rarely depicted look at the Holocaust's other innocent victims. Beautiful cinematography by Adam Arkapaw.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 18, 2013
Proves that there is always room for another [World War II] story if it can be presented in an original and unexpected fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2013
Texture and detail embellish a provocative story
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 24, 2013
Child of Nazi parents faces an uncertain future
March 23, 2013
[Director Cate] Shortland directs with an almost hypnotic focus, favoring Lore's immediate experience over the big picture.
March 22, 2013
Rosendahl's performance is raw and compelling, as Lore fights for her siblings' survival and grows up in a hurry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2013
Lore and her siblings make a harrowing journey across Germany
March 15, 2013
Worthwhile, but so subtle that it's frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 14, 2013
The Australian-German co-production takes an unconventional tale and turns it into a challenging, visually stunning and emotionally turbulent film experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2013
Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go. Except this ain't no fairy tale... unless it is, perhaps, a hint of the beginnings of a new mythology of ... scary childhood and even scarier adolescence...
March 14, 2013
It's a harrowing walk through the heart of darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2013
With a child's perspective on war, "Lore" deserves comparisons with "Empire of the Sun" and "Hope and Glory," and with a feisty female protagonist it stands virtually alone.
March 14, 2013
Rosendahl...provides both narrative and emotional continuity to a film whose deliberate pace and fragmented presentation of reality might otherwise prove exasperating.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 13, 2013
A burning portrait of consciousness and endurance, gracefully acted and strikingly realized, producing an honest sense of emotional disruption, while concluding on a powerful note of cultural and familial rejection.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 8, 2013
Although there are moments that push the story a bit beyond credulity, Shortland has created something remarkable by forcing us to find within ourselves sympathy for this would-be Aryan princess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 8, 2013
Saskia Rosendahl gives an impressively poised performance as the beautiful teenager, whose determination to protect her remaining family coincides with her growing revulsion toward her parents.
March 8, 2013
"Lore" is not a pretty story, but it is a good and sadly believable one.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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