The Counterfeiters Reviews

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July 6, 2019
While it is compulsively watchable, I never felt that the moral complexities were explored to their fullest extent.
February 6, 2018
It's details like that-too bizarre not to be true-that give "The Counterfeiters" its bitter wallop. It's an astonishing tale of cunning, compromise and survival.
November 30, 2017
What makes this film a must-see is Markovics, who plays Saloman. Not just his performance, but his face-a long, dour, hound-dog face that suggests a cosmic shrug, splitting the difference between resignation and resistance.
August 29, 2017
The breathtaking performances and superb style earned The Counterfeiters the 2008 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
March 22, 2016
Although there is nothing ground-breaking about The Counterfeiters, it tells a moving and engrossing story with depth and intelligence, and is well worth seeing.
April 28, 2011
Sally Sorowitsch is the little gangster who outsmarts the big gangsters. What could be more gratifying than that?
September 4, 2009
2008's Oscar-winning foreign film is unquestionably good, a wholly absorbing and taut drama that is as engaging as it is powerful. But Oscar-worthy? There's room for debate.
April 18, 2009
It's a true story of the human condition, the Holocaust and history.
October 18, 2008
As writer-director Stefan Ruzowitzky shows, powerfully, affectingly, in The Counterfeiters, the privileges experienced by this small team of Jews and criminals came at a price.
August 12, 2008
What would you do if your only chance of survival involved aiding the Nazi regime?
August 11, 2008
El resultado es notable, tanto como inquietante y hasta quizás incómoda reflexión sobre el instinto de supervivencia del ser humano, y también como pieza cinematográfica.
August 7, 2008
Ruzowitzky does a fine job of capturing the claustrophia of the setting, as well as conveying the moral complexity of these characters' choices
July 30, 2008
Markovics expertly projects every craven instinct and heartfelt yearning of the complex protagonist, making The Counterfeiters an experience as satisfying emotionally as intellectually. [Blu-Ray]
July 30, 2008
A bold study of unbearable moral ambiguity.
July 13, 2008
This richly layered allegorical clash between a criminal and a communist, pits the urge for survival despite one's debasement, against defiance, collective rebellion and martyrdom - the very impulses that advance history, but at enormous cost.
June 9, 2008
Karl Markovics is exceptionally well cast. He's not wildly expressive, but his physicality -- a small frame, a nose that bends northwest due to events we can only imagine -- is enough to carry the film's ambiguities.
June 8, 2008
The winner of this year's Oscar for best foreign-language film puts devils, as well as angels, on the head of the pin.
June 8, 2008
Skilfully acted, written and directed, The Counterfeiters is a powerful and provocative work.
June 8, 2008
This Oscar-winning film ranks as the most unnerving, disturbing, true-life account yet of endurance under Nazi oppression.
June 5, 2008
The heart of the story is the horrible choice of survival, while helping your oppressors, or fighting them with sabotage and risking your life and others.
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