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June 8, 2016
The intellectual range is vast, and the images and performances stirring beyond the customary standard. In its thorough meditation on man's moral place, and its beautiful depiction of one version of life's trial, lies this film's joy.
August 8, 2013
As remorseless in style as it is in message, "In the Fog" offers little hope and few pleasures, but earns admiration for its elegant exploration of the lowest depths of the human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2013
Intimate in the telling, sweeping in the implications, Loznitsa has created an unusually incisive film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 2, 2013
In the Fog, which seems to me a masterpiece, is about occupation and the destruction of an understanding of one's own history.
June 15, 2013
Powerful existential drama about the tension between morality and the imperatives of warfare against the century's most immoral regime. A sign of the continuing health of Russian film after the devastating blow of Yeltsin's privatization.
June 14, 2013
Even when the pace wanes, the images are still gripping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2013
The world and its choices are often cruel, but for all the devastations visited on the characters, Mr. Loznitsa is searching for the human good amid a human catastrophe.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 13, 2013
Sergei Loznitsa occasionally writes his ideas too explicitly in the film's dialogue, though he makes up for this by deftly employing some ironic symbolism elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2013
In the Fog has the inevitability of an avalanche, and only our overfamilarity with Nazi-tribulation scenarios, and perhaps its excessively punctuated ending, could slow it down.
June 10, 2013
Sergei Loznitsa's sophomore feature is a more conventional work than his audacious debut, My Joy, but no less accomplished in its craft, especially thanks to sterling work by ace Romanian lenser Oleg Mutu.
June 7, 2013
Hollywood action movies build up to a frenzied crescendo. Here, it's exactly the opposite. But you'll still end up holding your breath. In the fog.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2013
Like Come And See in neighbouring Belarus, it's a stark vision of humanity in a hellish world. Tough and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2013
Sergei Loznitsa's stark parable about Soviet collaboration with the Nazis has echoes of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.
April 26, 2013
Nothing is clear in a film that is as challenging as it is rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2013
[An] austere but never ponderous film about war, and its effect on those caught up in impossible circumstances ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2013
Though he is more often a documentary maker, In the Fog marks a profound shift for Loznitsa: there is nothing ad hoc or casual here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2013
In The Fog is one of the most impressive films of this year, a brutal tale told in the most languid language imaginable. Unmissable and a terrific step forward for Sergei Loznitsa.
April 25, 2013
In The Fog finds Loznitsa pinning down an assured narrative groove.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2013
The performances possess a powerful authenticity, whilst the poignancy of the fog-bound finale lingers in the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2013
Director Sergei Loznitsa often employs dreamy, intricately choreographed long-takes reminiscent of Russian filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky, Aleksei Guerman, and Aleksandr Sokurov.
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