The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) Reviews

October 3, 2019
Although psychological substance runs slim, Akin renders most mainstream depictions of degenerate minds lighthearted.
September 27, 2019
A bleak, depressing attempt to remove all glorification or justification from the serial killer subgenre.
September 27, 2019
The content is disgusting. The backdrop against which this story unfolds is equally unappealing.
September 26, 2019
Another in a long line of serial-killer dramas under the impression that it needs to be as ugly as its subject in order to be authentic, ultimately serving as further proof that verisimilitude isn't a virtue in and of itself.
September 26, 2019
This long slog through the gutter, from the first brutal murder to [Fritz] Honka's grisly yet comedic arrest, is a tough stroll that it's hard to recommend.
September 26, 2019
Filmmakers can have a tough time distinguishing themselves in the crowded serial-killer genre. For Fatih Akin, the director of "The Golden Glove," the solution seems to have been making his movie as vomitous as possible.
September 25, 2019
This is a film that will struggle to find an audience, unless there are people out there who thought Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer was too tame.
February 19, 2019
Comparisons to The House that Jack Built are inevitable but, however morally bankrupt Von Trier's film was, at least it was attempting to say something.
February 12, 2019
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.
February 12, 2019
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.
February 12, 2019
The film is technically accomplished. But there is something meagre and futile about it.
Top Critic
February 12, 2019
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.
February 12, 2019
On some level Fritz's story is compulsive viewing, only you wish you weren't there.
February 12, 2019
Did The Golden Glove really have to be such a soul-sapping symphony of grimness? Based on a real-life killer who prowled the dive bars of Hamburg in the 1970s, there is not one frame of this film which isn't ugly.