Schultze Gets the Blues - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Schultze Gets the Blues Reviews

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October 2, 2006
A film with two opposite interpretations to its title -- figuratively sad, literally joyful.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 11, 2005
A delightful oddball German comedy about a retired mine worker's musical quest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2005
Like the films of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismäki, Schultze Gets the Blues uses dry humor to extract laughs out of mundane situations.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 15, 2005
Writer-director Michael Schorr's story moves with remarkable sloth.
| Original Score: 0/4
April 8, 2005
It's a bit of a surprise when the film ends and you realize that you've been touched in unanticipated ways by Schultze's solitary quest.
April 7, 2005
...some predictable tearjerking that is only half-successful.
April 7, 2005
He does, but you probably won't, especially from watching this movie.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 6, 2005
Krause, a natural physical comic, lights up with endearingly childish glee as he joyously samples his new life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2005
An uncommonly good-natured and simple film, bearing no malice, holding no agenda, desiring no undue attention.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 4, 2005
When his friends send him off to America to his town's sister city of New Braunfels for Wurstfest, Schultze begins to spiral out of control.
| Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2005
Those who are patient enough to stick it out will be charmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2005
The film's sparseness has an off-putting effect on the viewer. Schultze, the character, remains more an idea or concept than a fleshed-out human being.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 25, 2005
Like a lazy summer day in the Big Easy, the movie sneaks up on you.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 25, 2005
Though it sometimes seems nothing much is happening in Schultze Gets the Blues, watching it happen to the deadpan Schultze is surprisingly enjoyable.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2005
The geriatric, Teutonic equivalent of a Jim Jarmusch film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2005
A delightful hodgepodge of bland and spicy fixin's and genuine pleasures and surprises that will definitely satisfy the cinematic palates of discriminating audiences.
March 24, 2005
In his debut film, German writer-director Michael Schorr has crafted a deadpan and droll, yet lyrical, whale-out-of-water tale about defying peer pressure and self-limitations.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2005
Schultze's quiet determination in his musical quest gives the film an unexpected emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 23, 2005
There's a pleasant delight in the comically dour faces of these old Eastern bloc men, an appreciation of sleepy small-town life in a quaint village.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 18, 2005
Schorr's award-winning film may be a bit on the slight side to some tastes, but it's a journey well worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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