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Lore Reviews

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Rick Kisonak
Seven Days
May 1, 2013
Think "Little Red Riding Hood" meets The Road.
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
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+
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
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
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
March 24, 2013
Texture and detail embellish a provocative story
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 24, 2013
Child of Nazi parents faces an uncertain future
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Weekly
March 23, 2013
[Director Cate] Shortland directs with an almost hypnotic focus, favoring Lore's immediate experience over the big picture.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
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
Les Wright
March 15, 2013
Lore and her siblings make a harrowing journey across Germany
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
March 15, 2013
Worthwhile, but so subtle that it's frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
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
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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...
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 14, 2013
It's a harrowing walk through the heart of darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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.
Sarah Boslaugh
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
Brian Orndorf
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-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
March 8, 2013
"Lore" is not a love story, nor the story of a friendship. Rather, it's a story of healing and of how breaking, sometimes painfully, is often necessary before that process can begin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 7, 2013
Stunning, admirable and indelible - truthfully chronicling the triumph of the human spirit - in a class with Michael Haneke's 'The White Ribbon.'
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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