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The Lives of Others Reviews

July 17, 2008
Art battles duty in bracing German spy thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 11, 2007
The film's cartoonish Stasi in comparison to, say, the US military at Guantanamo or Abu Grab, seem more akin to the Salvation Army.
September 5, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 29, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 26, 2007
Is there anything more dangerous than a true believer who approaches his mission with unshakable certainty and unwavering dogma?
August 21, 2007
A stunning artistic achievement, made even more amazing by the fact that this is writer/director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's very first film, The Lives of Others is part paradox, part prophecy.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 21, 2007
a taut emotional thriller that pits genuine ideology against the mechanisms of a corrupted bureaucracy
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 16, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2007
An intelligent screenplay, compelling performances, and alternating points of view collectively manage to sustain a slight-but-significant tension throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10