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Triumph des Willens (Triumph Of The Will) Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
March 14, 2016
The movie is the embodiment of an evil and destructive philosophy, but it must remain accessible for both new filmmakers and students of history, especially if it inspires them to contemplate the moral limits of their respective fields.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 17, 2016
That Triumph of the Will is a great propaganda film, there is no doubt, and various surveys have named it so. But I doubt that anyone not already a Nazi could be swayed by it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
February 17, 2016
Making a supreme effort to put aside the socio-ethical considerations this is, in purely cinematic terms, incredible filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 17, 2016
Nazis or no, two hours of marching and speechifying is pretty damn dull; maybe this is what they mean by "the banality of evil."
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
February 17, 2016
Leni Riefenstahl's infamous masterwork sits with The Birth of a Nation in the pantheon's "outcast unclean" section.

TV Guide
February 17, 2016
The result is a film that is simultaneously monotonous and horrifying -- a historically important but artistically bereft fascist "industrial," a movie that, despite its almost constantly tracking camerawork, is stillborn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
September 19, 2011
The most famous and infamous propaganda film of all time is revealing for its stern depiction of the way Hitler's Germany sought to present itself to its own countrymen and to the outside world.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Phil Hall
Film Threat
August 21, 2009
One of the most boring films ever made.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Chris Petit
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Technically brilliant, and still one of the most disturbing pieces of propaganda around.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 16, 2004
One of the most frightening films ever made...a repellant reminder of the power that Hitler had over the German people.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 20, 2004
Este exemplo clássico do Cinema usado como arma de propaganda política é extremamente eficiente e bem realizado - o que o torna ainda mais assustador.
| Original Score: 4/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 6, 2004
The grandather of documentaries still shines after all these years.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
July 2, 2003
As sickening as it might be to watch, it's this alternate point of view that is important in helping us learn from the past.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 29, 2002
It's a reminder of the past and of the power of the moving image, for sure, but more than anything we look at the Nazis and roll our eyes, content that we're seeing a bygone era of loonies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 14, 2002
A classic and power example of film propaganda, despite its hateful political message.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 21, 2002
"Very, very scary and phenomenally influential.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
Even if she is a nazi...
| Original Score: 5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
When you leave the theater, you know you have seen the power of true evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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