Victoria Reviews

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October 10, 2017
The story itself would seem too clichéd without the immediacy of the presentation. In the end it's more stunt than drama, though at its best an exhilarating stunt.
April 3, 2016
Schipper and his young team may not be up there with Hitchcock but they tell a good story. When it comes to pain, these kids cut to the chase.
March 31, 2016
Victoria is the film that out-Birdmans Birdman.
March 31, 2016
Sebastian Schipper's sensational single-take thriller is an ode to the art of filmmaking.
March 31, 2016
What a stylish piece of work from Schipper. Real high-wire film-making.
March 29, 2016
An extraordinary experience, raw and exciting.
March 10, 2016
No doubt, this urgency adds something to the performances: with time, it becomes increasingly clear that Costa's look of physical and emotional exhaustion isn't wholly a matter of acting.
November 12, 2015
With or without the crazy, single-shot experiment, the German drama is thrilling.
November 5, 2015
Beneath the pulpy plotting and breathtaking camerawork lies a subtle character study.
October 30, 2015
With no cutaways, the film's story and the momentum of the unlikely robbers seems as unstoppable as the camera. The characters are confused, adrenalinized and breathless, as are you.
October 30, 2015
Victoria is thrilling cinema, and just plain thrilling, too.
October 29, 2015
Victoria is suspenseful and engagingly subversive, creating a surreal sense of anything-goes that takes place in the wee hours before dawn.
October 22, 2015
It's a showcase for an actress who wins us over by degrees and a reminder that there are no new stories - only fresh ways of telling them.
October 22, 2015
The planning must have been herculean. But it's a testament to the skill on the part of Schipper and the actors that it plays realistically.
October 15, 2015
Everything that happens in "Victoria" is 100 percent predictable.
October 15, 2015
Obviously, no one should wish all films were shot like this. But the approach suits this story and these characters, and that's all it had to do.
October 15, 2015
Exhilarating, slightly improbable, and shot in a single two-hour-plus take.
October 15, 2015
Victoria is a stunt, but it's a neat stunt that shapes and informs the movie - an integral part of the story.
October 12, 2015
The audacious one-shot wonder "Victoria" is a masterful feat of execution, but the long take is so much more than a nifty trick - it's an absolutely necessary part of the storytelling that colors in the themes explored in this wild film.
October 9, 2015
This terrifying, seductive and adrenaline-fueled movie has found a new form of freedom for cinema.
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