Run Lola Run


Run Lola Run

Critics Consensus

More fun than a barrel of Jean-Paul Sartre, pic's energy riffs on an engaging love story and really human performances while offering a series of what-ifs and a blood-stirring soundtrack.



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Presenting his third feature after last year's acclaimed Wintersleepers, Tom Tykwer cranks up the volume, stiffens the pace, and jettisons us on one of this year's most exhilarating cinematic adventures. A breathtaking race against the clock, Run Lola Run straps Tykwers' playfully hip sensibilities to a fun-filled mix of romance, thrills, and action as his tireless heroine pounds the pavement and racks her brain to save her lover from danger. Manni and Lola are twenty-something Berliners, way past cool and desperately in love. When Manni, a local criminal's errand boy, loses twenty thousand Marks, he has twenty minutes to find the money or face retaliation. Not the brightest bulb, Manni turns to the quick-witted, resourceful Lola to devise a plan to save his hide. And so she does, and off she sprints, running for Manni's life, for her love, and to find money somewhere, somehow. Dangling three "what if" variations on Lola's mission to save her mate, Run Lola Run propels us toward each outcome with a delicious peppering of surprises, quirks, and twists. A sure-fire hit with audiences, Run Lola Run brings to the screen two actors of immeasurable charisma: Franka Potente as the heroic, flame-haired Lola, and Moritz Bleibtreu as her doltish but devoted lover. Scoring his delirious staccato mix of animation, still photographs, and live action to a pounding techno beat, Tykwer reveals himself a virtuoso of the medium and, at the same time, a passionate believer in destiny and the transcendent power of love.


Herbert Knaup
as Lolas Vater
Nina Petri
as Jutta Hansen
Armin Rohde
as Schuster
Ludger Pistor
as Mr. Meier
Lars Rudolph
as Kruse, Supermarket Cashier
Andreas Petri
as Garbageman
Klaus Müller
as Croupier
Utz Krause
as Casino Manager
Beate Finckh
as Casino Cashier
Volkhard Buff
as Motorman
Ute Lubosch
as Lola's Mother
Dora Raddy
as Old Woman
Peter Pauli
as Supermarket Guard
Marc Bischoff
as Policeman
Hans Paetsch
as Narrator
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  • Sep 07, 2013
    One of the more unique movies I've seen in a long time, Run Lola Run is a fast-paced action thriller that is fueled by originality and nonstop fun. To explain the concept would be to ruin much of the fun of the movie, but it's a surprisingly simple idea that is taken in a very stylized and inventive direction. Run Lola Run is perfectly comfortable taking on the guise of a shallow but fun action movie, but in reality it's smart, thrilling, and all around superior to other similarly high-octane movies. Watch it knowing as little as possible about the plot, and you're likely to enjoy it as much as I did.
    Joey S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 27, 2012
    Such a cool presentation and storyline. The hip and happening Tom Tykwer burst onto the scene with this gem starring the incomparable Franka Potente. Imaginative and original to the nth degree.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2012
    Tom Tykwer's energic Run Lola Run, have terrific realistic actings and become a unforgettable film, an exciting plot that work very well with the surrealistic soundtrack. Run Lola Run is a scary and great dramatic "Groundhog Day ". Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2012
    Master piece from Germany, fun and fast paced leaving you breathless, unforgettable characters and unique style of direction is energetic and mind blowing.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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