Rosenstrasse Reviews

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December 3, 2004
The trite framework, static staging and unemotional acting render this a most forgettable Holocaust tale.
October 29, 2004
Succeeds as a testament to the power of love and, in particular, as a tribute to brave women.
October 22, 2004
A Holocaust drama that proves it's possible to make a minor movie about a major subject.
October 14, 2004
The film opens a window into the fact that not all good Germans were cowed during those dark times.
October 14, 2004
Some of the choices made here are more befitting a Lifetime movie of the week.
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
Rosenstrasse is manipulative, to be sure, but it's also very smart.
September 24, 2004
An absorbing, sturdy and ultimately pedestrian 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.
September 7, 2004
Labored storytelling defeats sterling intentions.
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 28, 2004
Rosenstrasse is again only a sad reminder of the earlier von Trotta.
August 27, 2004
The lack of a streamlined narrative and reliance on manipulative devices turn a story of stark significance into a middling melodrama.
August 27, 2004
The picture's structural intricacy is a smoke screen for its psychological and emotional shallowness.
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.
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.
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.
August 20, 2004
Mawkish and manipulative.
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