The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh)

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From acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven, In The Fade) comes a gruesome tale of notorious German serial killer Fritz Honka who haunted Hamburg's red light district in the 1970s. Based on the novel of the same name, THE GOLDEN GLOVE follows Honka as he frequents his favorite bar, the "Golden Glove," where schmaltzy German songs move the boozy bar hounds to tears and drinking is a reflex against pain and longing. There, Honka, a pitiful loser chasing after lonely women, keeps more than just secrets in the attic.


Critic Reviews for The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (7)

  • Even hardcore Akin devotees should proceed with caution, and be ready for disillusionment. The craftsmanship is there. But Akin's judgment has gone AWOL, and with it, his heart.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Dead from the moment it starts, and once you get used to the stink, there's nothing to do but wait for it to go away.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • The film is technically accomplished. But there is something meagre and futile about it.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Aiming for stabs of morbid humor amid its relentless gutter-level horror, "The Golden Glove" instead takes on the flat, numbing quality of a particularly hardcore Punch-and-Judy show.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • On some level Fritz's story is compulsive viewing, only you wish you weren't there.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Beneath all the horror, there is hope. You just have to look past all the dead bodies to the darker heart within.

    Sep 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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