Rosenstrasse Reviews

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November 1, 2006
In spite of some manipulation and improbability, Rosenstrasse made me feel good for a good, historical reason, and it didn't minimize anyone's suffering in the process.
December 17, 2004
The film is anchored in particular by the dual performances of Schade as the 90-year-old Lena and the magnificent Riemann as her younger counterpart.
December 13, 2004
True story of one of the few attempts by Germans to launch protests against the Nazi dictatorship.
October 29, 2004
Succeeds as a testament to the power of love and, in particular, as a tribute to brave women.
October 28, 2004
A solid, thoughtful, involving drama.
October 14, 2004
The film opens a window into the fact that not all good Germans were cowed during those dark times.
October 11, 2004
It's a very intimate, personal drama for three women whose lives are entwined in unexpected ways, and a true pleasure.
October 8, 2004
For all its flaws, Rosenstrasse is a welcome reminder that humans are capable of valor and generosity in the worst of times.
October 8, 2004
Von Trotta has made the story lucidly painful, and only a brick would not be moved. But she has also padded it, rather than burrowing tightly into the protest and its details.
October 8, 2004
Rosenstrasse is manipulative, to be sure, but it's also very smart.
October 2, 2004
Passive resistance to Nazism effectively dramatized
September 24, 2004
An absorbing, sturdy and ultimately pedestrian melodrama.
September 24, 2004
The intense focus on one child and one story is the strength of Rosenstrasse, but it will break your heart.
September 5, 2004
It imbues its characters with thoughtful grace, and shines a light on a forgotten but very important moment in a dark and terrible time.
September 3, 2004
Von Trotta may have taken on too much -- her film suffers from a surfeit of characters with complicated back stories. Nevertheless, I prefer it to the movies I usually see that set out to do too little.
September 3, 2004
One of the cinema's most stirring celebrations of married love and a portrayal of the 'good German' in World War II that is true, convincing and profoundly moving.
August 30, 2004
The tears...generated feel earned rather than forced; it's as good a fiction film on the subject as can be imagined.
August 29, 2004
Von Trotta's conceptual successes rarely translate into dramatic ones...Nevertheless, Von Trotta makes her points...while illuminating a subcultural story of the Holocaust.
August 26, 2004
The heart of the film is so strong that its images of love and devotion shared by wives and husbands on the edge of an abyss remain indelibly etched in one's memory.
August 24, 2004
While the film concentrates on Lena, eloquently portrayed by Katja Riemann, the movie earns your empathy.
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