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The Robber Reviews

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June 2, 2014
The strange relationship between compulsive personalities and physical fitness is at the heart of [this] engrossing and complex yet economically straightforward character-driven thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 20, 2014
Something of an endurance test.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2014
For those who prefer a bit of existential vagueness to being led by the nose, this is a thought-provoking as well as a technically impressive piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2014
A thriller that deliberately doesn't thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2014
A detached and precise piece of heist filmmaking - more coldness than Heat - but watchable for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 29, 2012
Bleak and yet exciting, a fascinating character study built around a pretty unpleasant "hero." If Hollywood could find a star willing to get in spectacular cardio-vascular shape, a lean-mean running machine, I could certainly see a remake...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2011
Here is a well-made movie with insufficient interest in its hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2011
"The Robber" is artfully done but emotionally remote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2011
Even if you think you don't like foreign-language films, I bet you'll like this one.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 9, 2011
The film boasts several turbocharged chase-and-escape sequences, alongside understated character analysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 3, 2011
Johann operates with rules of the onscreen gangster ... [Yet he] is a noir protagonist, trapped and doomed by his past.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 26, 2011
The Robber is powerful stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2011
"The Robber" is one of the most abstemious thrillers in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 13, 2011
Armed with a screenplay adapted from a Martin Prinz novel based on a true story, writer-director Benjamin Heisenberg has crafted something as serious, quietly determined, and surprisingly compelling as his criminal protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 12, 2011
With his taut rhythms, poetic imagery, and assaultive action, Heisenberg transforms the thrills of the genre into an existential fable worthy of Camus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 11, 2011
... the remarkable story of an amazing enigma of a man who gives you no reason to be sympatric toward him but you do, in the end, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 11, 2011
This may be the first art house film that's literally fashioned as a 'roller coaster ride.'
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 9, 2011
The Robber's race to mediocrity ends with a dying phone call, which among other things is the death of inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 5, 2011
This story of real-life Austrian criminal Johann Kastenberger is both tranquil and gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 5, 2011
A film as lean and taut as its marathon-winning title character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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