Sophie Scholl: The Final Days Reviews

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February 23, 2006
There is little sense of what sets this seemingly ordinary girl apart and gives her her steely resolve.
February 22, 2006
Sophie Scholl has a certain quiet dignity that wins its audience popularity honestly.
February 21, 2006
While the film doesn't dig deep, or hit particularly hard, it neatly achieves its modest goals: presenting a real-life heroine in real-life terms. A film this fictionalized rarely feels this much like fact.
February 21, 2006
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days may sound like a history lesson, but don't be fooled. It's a horror film.
February 17, 2006
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days does a good job of catching the heady optimism of youth, and the fearless dedication to a lost cause that only the true believer can muster.
February 17, 2006
Sophie Scholl is a powerful story.
February 16, 2006
This gripping true story conveys what it must have been like to be a young, smart, idealistic dissenter in Nazi Germany, where no dissent was tolerated.
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.
Top Critic
February 15, 2006
It is powerful, straightforward, utterly without pretense and very, very moving.
February 14, 2006
Julia Jentsch gives a brilliantly nuanced performance as Sophie, a fun-loving girl who likes marmalade and Schubert but also happens to be a rare beacon of conscience in totalitarianism's dark night.
October 25, 2005
The film's claustrophobic intensity and emotional punch certainly deserve to be cheered.
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