The Harmonists Reviews

September 7, 2011
October 2, 2004
March 19, 2002
The movie is history as kitsch, not quite on the Life is Beautiful level of manipulation, but clumsy.
January 1, 2000
The story of the Comedian Harmonists, who brought to the waning days of Weimar a bubbly frivolity, is a rich one. Rich enough to keep you watching and wanting to know more.
January 1, 2000
Performances aside, the movie is dull and perfunctory.
January 1, 2000
Only when we delve deeper into the material does it become apparent that the director has a more ambitious agenda, and that agenda makes The Harmonists a satisfying experience.
January 1, 2000
As director, Vilsmaier again has a firm grip on tone and pace.
January 1, 2000
Mildly engrossing but, ultimately, the sort of film that demands more attention than it should, The Harmonists resonates with barely a dull thud.
January 1, 2000
A glorious surprise.
January 1, 2000
A true story from the Nazi era, it deftly fuses politics and show business.
January 1, 2000
The film is filled with stylish renditions of lively, funny and sentimental songs.
January 1, 2000
Given the suffering created by the Nazis, the fate of the Harmonists ranks low on the scale. But as one of the countless little stories that add up to the plague of Nazism, they deserve an entry in the chronicle of despair.
February 13, 1999