Run Lola Run (Lola rennt)
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Tom Tykwer directed this German thriller in which Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu) handled a smuggling job, delivered the loot, collected the payment, left the bag on the subway, and now has 20 minutes to gather 100,000 deutsche marks or confront the wrath of his boss, local criminal Ronnie (Heino Ferch). Desperate, Manni phones his girlfriend Lola (Franka Potente) who immediately runs downstairs and through Berlin streets to the bank run by her father (Herbert Knaup). However, she's rejected and leaves minus money. When she goes to meet Manni, he's holding up a supermarket, and she's shot… 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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