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The Robber Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 4, 2011
Here is a well-made movie with insufficient interest in its hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 10, 2011
"The Robber" is artfully done but emotionally remote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 9, 2011
The film boasts several turbocharged chase-and-escape sequences, alongside understated character analysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 26, 2011
The Robber is powerful stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 20, 2011
"The Robber" is one of the most abstemious thrillers in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
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
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
May 5, 2011
This story of real-life Austrian criminal Johann Kastenberger is both tranquil and gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 29, 2011
Benjamin Heisenberg's thriller ends with a chase across highways and through woods that will give viewers adrenaline highs of their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Hale
New York Times
April 28, 2011
The rare mash-up of genre material - in this case kinetic, on-the-run caper - and art-house sensibility that's actually enjoyable, up to a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
April 28, 2011
To make a protagonist this blank engaging, a filmmaker needs the artistry of Jean-Pierre Melville, or the kineticism of William Friedkin. The Robber's writer-director, Benjamin Heisenberg, has neither.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
April 27, 2011
Some viewers might give the movie a few extra points for its retro vibe of taciturn badassedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
April 26, 2011
A nimble, dynamic character study of a fiercely guarded loner on the run.