Sophie Scholl: The Final Days Reviews

March 1, 2007
Although Sophie Scholl is noteworthy for its performances, it will undoubtedly fail to capture the popular imagination here.
October 30, 2006
full review in Greek
June 30, 2006
While Scholl's virtuous life makes her eminently worthy of her own biopic, it doesn't necessarily make her the most interesting subject for a movie.
May 6, 2006
I found this Oscar-nominated film overlong and ultimately disappointing.
March 31, 2006
Rothemund and screenwriter Fred Breinersdorfer have locked themselves into an episodic structure that offers virtually no nuance.
March 30, 2006
The movie reminded me of one of those books for young readers that skims the surface, taking care to avoid any material that might contradict or confuse.
March 24, 2006
The Scholls were obviously courageous people. It's a shame this film isn't more of a tribute to their bravery.
March 23, 2006
...a worthy subject, but it doesn't translate into much more than good TV drama.
February 24, 2006
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days wants to avoid the sentiment that is inherent in the details of her tragic demise, but in doing so, it's leeched the emotional power out of her life and death.
February 23, 2006
There is little sense of what sets this seemingly ordinary girl apart and gives her her steely resolve.
February 16, 2006
Sophie Scholl perpetuates the celluloid mythologizing of the second World War, filtering the banality out of real events and people, replacing them with heroic posturing.
December 6, 2005
Marc Rothemund's treatment is oppressively dull and unimaginative.