Run Lola Run (Lola rennt)
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Presenting his third feature after last year's acclaimed Wintersleepers, Tom Tykwer cranks up the volume, stiffens the pace, and jettisons us on one of this year's most exhilarating cinematic adventures. A breathtaking race against the clock, Run Lola Run straps Tykwers' playfully hip sensibilities to a fun-filled mix of romance, thrills, and action as his tireless heroine pounds the pavement and racks her brain to save her lover from danger. Manni and Lola are twenty-something Berliners, way past cool and desperately in love. When Manni, a local criminal's errand boy, loses… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Run Lola Run is fun, fun, fun."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"...a sort of power-pop variation on the mystical time-bending Euro-art movies made by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Run Lola Run takes a few moments to muse about the nature of time and the purpose of man... But its real agenda is the purpose of woman."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"When you drop a reality-based attitude and go with the flow, Run Lola Run leaves you slightly breathless with admiration."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"All the actors do perform excellently in their roles, but the star here is the director Tom Tykwer. The layering of the imagery, soundtrack, and the pacing all come together to outshine any performance by a single actor."
‑ John Venable,
"Cleverly juggling the elements and encounters of a simple thriller scenario by using multiple viewpoints and a domino effect to create different destinies..."
‑ David Rooney, Variety
"A film of nonstop motion and visual invention."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Accompanied by techno music and populated by young and likeable "hip" protagonists, Run Lola Run is very pleasing to the eyes and ears of its viewers."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Run Lola Run could very well be the punchiest piece of concept art to ever hit the silver screen, a shock-dose of German existential cinema you can ride."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Compared to the alternate scenarios envisioned in Sliding Doors or Blind Chance, Run Lola Run comes across as pedestrian."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Not only does Lola run, she takes this hyperkinetic pop culture firecracker of a film with her."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Teenagers with a taste for the offbeat may enjoy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"despite its brittle techno-punk rhythms and spots of nihilism... this is sort of a throwback to the days before the talkies"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Tom Twyker's frenzied directing is never dull, and casting his girlfriend [Franka] Potente in the role was a smart choice."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"this goofy, audacious, visually stylized omnibus of what-ifs that operates on its own peculiar logic, and powers along with the force of a truck on the Autobahn."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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