Transit Reviews

Page 1 of 2
December 20, 2019
Once Transit's bitterly ironic vision takes hold, it eats into the mind.
December 20, 2019
An audacious reminder that there's more than one way to adapt a so-called "period" novel for a new era.
September 20, 2019
It's beguiling and kind of a labyrinth of a movie... Very timely.
August 16, 2019
It doesn't always click (a scene involving a suicidal dog minder is a bit arch), but the dauntless ambition is never in doubt.
August 15, 2019
While the voltage of the film starts sputtering out, there's still value to Petzold's ideas, and on a scene-to-scene basis he's capable of back-pocket inspiration like few others.
August 14, 2019
The strangeness of this story will live in your bloodstream like a virus.
August 14, 2019
Atmospherically the film resembles Camus's The Plague without Camus: stasis and rumination in a sun-bleached Mediterranean port.
August 13, 2019
With so many layers to unpack, this one stays with you.
August 9, 2019
If the minimalism of Robert Bresson and the hopeless romance of 'Casablanca' are touchpoints, they echo only faintly.
May 30, 2019
...a profound meditation on the dehumanizing condition of statelessness.
May 21, 2019
Transit" is a multi-layered and intelligent thriller from a director who masters every move he makes.
April 10, 2019
Christian Petzold is a gifted director...but here he mistakes narrative complexity for dramatic rigour. The film didn't need the existential ponderings. The cake was rich enough without the icing.
April 1, 2019
Rarely does a film engage both head and heart as fervently as Transit
March 20, 2019
It's a demanding film, but gives a lot in return.
March 15, 2019
Maybe the place is the point - the story notes that Marseilles is a port city, and "ports are places where stories are told." Stories of survival and escape, but more often, of frustration and heartbreak.
March 14, 2019
Transit could have been a comedy that Camus might appreciate...The movie haunts, but more in theory than in fact.
March 11, 2019
Christian Petzold's "Transit" is a fascinating paradox: an anti-romantic romance. It may have the surface trappings of a "Casablanca," but it's closer to "Vertigo."
March 8, 2019
Provocative, even startling, and more edifying than you might expect.
March 6, 2019
"Transit" touchingly illuminates the close bonds that can form within migrant communities, even as it refuses to harbor any illusions about how easily those bonds can be broken.
March 5, 2019
It's a story whose fatalistic ending has the impact of something that, like a repetition of the Holocaust, feels simultaneously unexpected and, devastatingly, preordained.
Page 1 of 2