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The Ninth Day (Der neunte Tag) Reviews

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June 21, 2007
I'm not sure this film needed to be made, and in the end, it becomes plodding and predictable
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 24, 2007
Impressively tackles the enduring dilemma inherent in dramatically depicting the enormous horror of the Nazi death camps, and meeting that challenge, oddly enough, in tacit admission of the very impossibility of that task.
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March 1, 2007
This powerful film celebrates individual acts of conscience in barbarous times.
February 6, 2006
A fresh way to illuminate another worthy dark Holocaust story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 2, 2005
A morality thriller filled with heavy-handed allusions to the betrayal of Judas Iscariot.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 2, 2005
This low-key, talky Holocaust drama doesn't try to pummel viewers with visuals of the Nazis' atrocities, but what is described in dialogue is tough enough.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2005
Dark and depressing as the film is, it is thrilling to watch Henri work through his moral qualms as he battles the smooth tongue of evil.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2005
It's no wonder Schlöndorff favors close-ups; with Mattes on screen, The Ninth Day gets right to its emotional core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 10, 2005
The dark, rotting interiors and sunless winter skies create a festering atmosphere of unexpiated guilt as Kremer ponders the question of how a decent man is to navigate the rivers of hell.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2005
The Ninth Day is far from perfect, but is still thought-provoking and intriguing, a film that can begin its own kind of debate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 18, 2005
Plays more like a philosophical debate than a war drama.
July 30, 2005
The film's effectiveness hinges almost entirely on the performance of Matthes.
July 23, 2005
An accomplished, confident work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2005
The film's star ... is Diehl, who perfectly captures the banality of evil inherent in Nazism. Villains are great characters, and Diehl's Gebhardt is terrific.
July 15, 2005
It just feels like too much over too little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 15, 2005
Schlondorff draws a telling picture of the ravished moral landscape that kept the wheels of the Holocaust turning.
Read More | Original Score: B
July 7, 2005
A thoughtfully written drama of ideas with vivid performances by August Diehl and Ulrich Matthes.
July 7, 2005
A morally complex and emotionally satisfying drama about the vagaries of Catholic response to the Third Reich.
June 18, 2005
Schlondorff's greatest tools in forging this character study is taste, balance, and a pro's inherent sense of dramatic construction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 18, 2005
A film that strives for meaning and resonance but doesn't quite work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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