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May 22, 2016
... takes on the paranoid anxieties and questions of identity, reality, and perception that Philip K. Dick explored in is books and later found expression in films like Blade Runner and Videodrome.
May 20, 2012
Fassbinder could take on any style and make it his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 2, 2012
Pardon me if I get a little choked up, but this is Rainer Werner Fassbinder we're talking about.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 17, 2012
a film of ideas and questions whose prescient take on virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the moral responsibility humans have toward machines made in their likeness presages such millennial films "The Matrix" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2012
A visually impressive tale full of mysterious characters and a dark sense of humor, Fassbender's film is also a densely plotted, surrealistic film full of plenty of twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 10, 2012
... a heady, witty, stylistically audacious, highly compelling, and very entertaining science fiction thriller years ahead of its time.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 13, 2011
If you know Fassbinder, you might want to see this as an exercise of his mind, a demonstration of how one of his stories might be transformed by the detachment of science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2011
"World on a Wire" is genuinely breathtaking: a long, satisfying encounter with the relatively newly hatched Fassbinder spinning off an epic story with effortless, masterful ease.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 15, 2011
It starts slowly, then develops an irresistible momentum.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2011
A philosophical mystery thriller done with self-conscious camp and insouciant profundity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 24, 2011
Both an astonishing display of precocious cinematic virtuosity and an anguished avowal of its psychic toll.
July 23, 2011
A mini-masterpiece of the 1970s European design aesthetic and a major addition to the immense and baffling oeuvre of Fassbinder...
July 21, 2011
Seen now, the movie seems as timely as it is outdated, its themes contemporary even if its clothing and hairdos are anything but.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2011
Fassbinder, who also co-adapted the film's screenplay, usually makes a point of undermining the affectation of his melodramas with jarring intrusions of camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2011
When the action slows down for characters to trade deep insights about the nature of reality, you can just bliss out on the production design and wardrobe.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 13, 2011
Fassbinder's film startles as a truly Borgesian, trenchant political vision of order as artificial reality.
December 2, 2010
This is Fassbinder at the top of his game.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 6, 2010
It's astonishing that such painfully obvious themes can also be so painfully provocative.
April 16, 2010
Fassbinder and his longtime cinematographer, Michael Ballhaus, move the camera, alighting as if by accident on resonant and complex compositions, is nothing short of breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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