The Reader Reviews

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October 2, 2019
Where The Reader fails most is in its inability to get into the characters and push them to become more than depressive people with sagging hearts.
August 28, 2018
If this film were a meal, it would be like having your pudding first, and then having to chew through one hell of a lot of wet spinach.
July 6, 2010
A British movie of a well-reviewed German novel about issues both moral and bookish.
July 6, 2010
There's something missing from screenwriter David Hare's adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's Oprah selection, The Reader.
July 6, 2010
Stephen Daldry's film is sensitively realized and dramatically absorbing, but comes across as an essentially cerebral experience without gut impact.
December 14, 2009
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April 23, 2009
The film lingers more on Winslet's nudity than on the nature of guilt, and it offers no reason to care for the lumpen criminal or the callow lover.
February 22, 2009
...it is a movie of incredible moral obtuseness.
February 20, 2009
The Reader does not succeed as a coherent film, despite some fine work by actors and the filmmakers' best intentions.
February 20, 2009
The film...hankers after something redemptive. But whatever difficult possibilities about guilt and silence it explores are dissolved into disconcerting blandness.
February 4, 2009
plodding and earnestly morose
February 1, 2009
Springtime for Hitler, the sequel!
February 1, 2009
The Reader is the most undeserving of the five Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. A nice quality for a movie to have is if it has one or more characters to whom one can relate. In The Reader the two main characters are clods.
January 30, 2009
...for the life of me I cannot figure out how the Academy Award voters could consider this film as year's most elite. Heck, I can't even understand how The Reader received five Oscar nominations.
January 20, 2009
Epifaneiako ksysimo allis mias ekdohis tis ebraikis pligis poy prokalese i germaniki banaysotita, ayti ti fora employtismeni me eksanthropistiko erotiko proto misaoro, poy den kamoyflarei katholoy tis eksarseis symbatikotitas sto ksediploma, i tis melodra
January 11, 2009
How do you solve a problem like The Reader? It's deep and layered and sexy and Oscary and left no emotional impression. It happened and I left.
January 8, 2009
Suffers chiefly from a distasteful thematic overemphasis, though not far behind is the film's rather insistent self-flattery.
January 8, 2009
An airless vacuum labeled Serious Film
January 5, 2009
"The Reader" definitely could have more to offer the listener.
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