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The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) Reviews

June 29, 2017
For all its late-in-the-game silliness, "The Exception" is a solidly acted, well-told tale about how love of country holds up in the face of other, less nationalistic passions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2017
The stakes are high, with world war on the horizon, but events in this story don't build to anything really big.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2017
It's hopeless tosh - but expertly done hopeless tosh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 22, 2017
For the most part it works, both as a bizarre romance and a fanciful World War II almost-thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 2, 2017
Elegant, well-acted and a good deal sexier than the material might suggest.
June 2, 2017
Both [James] and Courtney are lovely to look at and suit the costume designer Daniela Ciancio's finely calibrated period outfits.
June 2, 2017
Yes, the narrative is occasionally clunky and there is often more tell than show. But a strong ensemble offers compensation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 1, 2017
This is somewhat well-trod ground... But the sturdy, engrossing The Exception makes a moving portrait of individuals recalibrating their allegiances under the maw of the Third Reich.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2017
The superb English stage director David Leveaux keeps the pacing taut while creating space for his actors to work their magic.
June 1, 2017
A handsomely mounted World War II-era romantic thriller, enlivened by vibrant performances and vivid sexual encounters and inspired by a little-known footnote to history, the story of a ruler who left but never went away.
June 1, 2017
"The Exception" is a diverting and occasionally exciting film, though it is rarely disturbing or thought-provoking in ways the material might require.
June 1, 2017
This is the kind of movie often referred to as "handsomely mounted," for good reason, and these elements become the focus of a bored viewer. When the story is this awkwardly "off," there's always beautiful antique furniture to enjoy.
May 31, 2017
Whenever Plummer is onscreen, The Exception is scintillating entertainment. Unfortunately, it gets bogged down ...