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Rosenstrasse Reviews

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December 3, 2004
The trite framework, static staging and unemotional acting render this a most forgettable Holocaust tale.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2004
The incidents at Rosenstrasse deserve a good movie, but Rosenstrasse is not it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 8, 2005
This story is inherently dramatic enough to stand on its own, but von Trotta throws it off-kilter by framing her film within a dead-end, modern subplot.
August 27, 2004
Von Trotta, who's obviously less personally invested in her story, seems more than a little calculating in her efforts to wring tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 20, 2004
Rosenstrasse's scattered storylines clamor for focus before being anticlimactically resolved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 20, 2004
Despite the unique focus, the time-tripping screenplay hits manipulative buttons about Nazis and their victims that have been pressed many times before and with a steelier edge.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2004
The picture's structural intricacy is a smoke screen for its psychological and emotional shallowness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2004
Labored storytelling defeats sterling intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 22, 2004
A Holocaust drama that proves it's possible to make a minor movie about a major subject.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 15, 2004
I couldn't get past the modern-day interruptions to get to the heart of this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 9, 2004
The movie's disjointed flow makes it hard to watch the story unfold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2004
The lack of a streamlined narrative and reliance on manipulative devices turn a story of stark significance into a middling melodrama.
September 24, 2004
Von Trotta skims when she should be bearing down; tidies up when situations should be allowed to get much messier. In the end, this tale of human decency fails to make you feel enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2004
Has the never-ending wave of less-than-essential Holocaust movies begun to reduce the most horrific episode of the 20th Century to the level of just another genre?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 19, 2004
Lampe, Schrader and Riemann all do the best they can, but this film sinks under weight of the clunky screenplay by von Trotta and Pamela Katz.
August 19, 2004
Interludes stop the movie in its tracks and, counter no doubt to von Trotta's intentions, do a disservice to the Rosenstrasse women themselves, who shouldn't have to fight for screen time.
August 20, 2004
Mawkish and manipulative.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2004
Some of the choices made here are more befitting a Lifetime movie of the week.
May 23, 2004
While the subject matter is compelling and powerful, von Trotta's approach is uninspired and terribly sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2004
A powerful story undermined by Margarethe von Trotta's uninspired direction.
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