The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) Reviews

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February 14, 2019
It's a movie for those with a strong constitution; it's expertly made, but it's also one of the most heinous, bloody and gory films that have ever played in competition at a major film festival - and it might be advisable to bring a sick bag.
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
An exercise clearly designed to disgust, assail and repulse. In these terms, it is the director's most effective exercise to date.
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.
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