Never Look Away Reviews

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March 1, 2019
You won't look away.
February 28, 2019
Abstract as some of its themes are, Never Look Away is an absorbing story that seldom drags despite its length.
February 21, 2019
There is horror and beauty in this film, and sometimes both at the same time...
February 15, 2019
Never Look Away becomes livelier after Kurt and Ellie escape to West Berlin and settle in culturally bustling Düsseldorf.
February 15, 2019
Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's ambitious three-hour pre- and post-WWII epic has the rare and curious distinction of opening with a villain-speech that's actually supposed to inform your experience of the film.
February 14, 2019
The title of "Never Look Away" is deliciously ironic: This is one of the most mesmerizing, compulsively watchable films in theaters right now.
July 13, 2019
The epic-feeling story never flags, and despite big ideas about life, sin and artistic creativity, it remains watchable.
July 11, 2019
Yet, despite the best intentions of... Gerhard Richter, the director's screenplay has a mini-series superficiality that's reflected in Caleb Deschanel's prettified images of life in Nazi Dresden, Communist East Germany and post-Berlin Wall Dusseldorf.
July 9, 2019
"Never look away," we're told for the umpteenth time. But with von Donnersmarck serving as a dubious Virgil through the circles of 20th century history, you're better off just looking elsewhere.
July 8, 2019
Watching all three hours of it is like binging a particularly compelling miniseries.
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