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The man responsible for the destruction of more than six million lives accounts for his role as the architect of Adolf Hitler's final solution in this historical drama starring Stephen Fry, Franka Potente, and Thomas Kretschmann. Based on the final confession made by Adolf Eichmann just before his execution in Israel, director Robert Young's film begins 15 years after the World War II has ended. Eichmann has been captured by Israeli intelligence. As a senior officer in the SS, Eichmann played a pivotal role in making the Holocaust a nightmarish reality. Now, as Eichmann prepares to die… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Kretschmann holds your attention through each whining complaint and bland denial. His character may be banal, but his portrayal is the only thing that keeps you watching."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"Eichmann is illuminating, comprehensive, richly detailed and timelessly important - but also ponderous."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Feels the burden of history so heavily that it's effectively smothered by it."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
"Robert Young's well-intentioned dramatic re-enactment is burdened by sepia-period accessorizing, laborious flashbacks, spurious comparisons, and the downright bizarre casting of Franka Potente and Stephen Fry."
‑ Ella Taylor, Village Voice
"Sincere, handsomely produced rendition of real-life encounter...amounts to an engaging drama seasoned by a dollop of soft-core titillation. History buffs, especially, among the upscale art-house crowd won't be disappointed."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"A subject that will never be forgotten: the Holocaust. Eichmann, its chief organiser, is the closest we can get to Hitler himself in this, and the sordid details of his army days have enormous relevance"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Dry, detached and mechanical."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Eichmann could be just another bland program you flip through on the way to the History Channel as you crack open your third beer."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
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