My Best Enemy
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In prewar Vienna, Victor Kaufmann (Moritz Bleibtreu/Soul Kitchen, The Baader-Meinhof Complex, Run Lola Run) and Rudi Smekal (Georg Friedrich/ Import/Export, Klimt, The Piano Teacher) had been the closest of friends, ever since childhood. But with Austria's annexation into the Third Reich, Rudi throws his lot in with the Nazis, hoping to gain a leg up by denouncing his Jewish friend and confiscating a Michelangelo sketch owned by Victor's family. The Kaufmanns are sent to a camp-until the authorities discover they only managed to take a forgery, with the whereabouts of the genuine… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film plays mostly as an uneasily satirical thriller."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"A movie largely devoid of attitude or suspense."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"While the film generates some mild suspense and the period re-creation is convincing enough, the twists eventually become more contrived and preposterous."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"An awkward blend of anti-Semitic atrocities and identity-swapping absurdity, the World War II drama "My Best Enemy" struggles to find a convincing tone."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"My Best Enemy bleeds suspense like a pin-pricked tire. It wants to be clever, but survivor tales bring with them too much muck."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Neither the plot of this farfetched caper nor Murenberger's approach to it, do any kind of justice to what is still, whether some people like it or not, one of the most terrible episodes in human history."
‑ Dan Fainaru, Screen International
"The script relies on too many unlikely twists, but Bleibtreu manages to sell them all."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Strained attempt at WWII tragi-comedy isn't funny."
‑ Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"This twist-heavy World War II drama would play as an absurdist comedy if the director wasn't so dead set on excluding just about any trace of humor from his self-serious project."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
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