Transit

2018, History/Drama, 1h 41m

179 Reviews 100+ Ratings

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Transit lives up to its title with a challenging drama that captures characters - and puts the audience - in a state of flux and exerts an unsettling pull. Read critic reviews

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The new masterwork from the director of Phoenix and Barbara. A film by Christian Petzold.

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Critic Reviews for Transit

All Critics (179) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (169) | Rotten (10)

  • Once Transit's bitterly ironic vision takes hold, it eats into the mind.

    December 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An audacious reminder that there's more than one way to adapt a so-called "period" novel for a new era.

    December 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Christian Petzold's white-hot existentialist noir Transit is perhaps the best World War II film since Paul Verhoeven's Black Book, even if it hinges on a suspension of disbelief that'll be too far a stretch for some.

    December 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Inhabiting a realm between the past and present, Europe and America, and also cinema and literature, [Petzold's characters] are, in Hannah Arendt's phrase, "living ghosts among the ruins of our times."

    December 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • By stripping away the historical context of the story, Petzold has created a daring, radical, melodramatic thriller that taps into the fundamental pains of displacement and exile.

    July 2, 2021 | Full Review…
  • An on-the-road tale of stolen identity that's imbued with suffocating urgency and paranoia, Transit uses many of the conventions of noir to weave a Kafkaesque narrative about how memory functions in the face of trauma and political oppression.

    March 8, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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  • Oct 01, 2019
    "Casablanca" minus the romanticism and 40s Noir style (or much of anything period actually). Few directors could pull off this kind of timeless evocation of the past, but Petzold correctly sees history as alive and knows how disturbingly close we always are to repeating it.
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