Stroszek
Stroszek (1977)

Can anything be bleaker than the shabby slums of Berlin? Yes, argues director Werner Herzog in Stroszek: try Wisconsin sometime. Bruno S.. stars as an ex-mental patient who dreams of the so-called promised land of America. He aligns himself… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Among other things, Mr. Herzog visually dazzles us while he's pulling the rug from under our feet.

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

The amazing and brilliant thing about Herzog is the pure poetry he creates in his films. Really, the man is a poet

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

No description is necessary beyond the final line in the film: 'We've got a truck on fire. We have a man on the lift we're unable to find the switch to turn the lift off. We can't stop the dancing chicken. Send an electrician.'

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

We watch with a kind of fascination, because Herzog cuts loose from narrative and follows his characters through the relentless logic of their adventure.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Every time I revisit it, it has a new gift for me.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

When the film clicks, it's because Herzog has populated it with mostly non-actors he stumbled across in the midst of filming.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Stroszek is part moral tale and part absurdist comedy.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

For every cheap shot about rural America (and there are many), there's an answering scene that kicks you in the stomach with its brutal honesty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Elvira B
<p>Stroszek is my first look into Werner Herzog's take on a "normal" reality; or rather, his treatment of contemporary (1976, at least)… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Downright brilliant tragicomedy from one of the masters when it comes to capture unconventional people chasing illusions. Bleak, offbeat and funny as hell.
Arash Xak
Succeedes where a film like Dancer In the Dark fails miserably, it gives a fair, realistic & relentless portrayal of a man's downfall, Evil is… More
Stephen M
On the evidence of this movie, the topical practise of banks lending huge sums of money to people with no earthly hope of paying it back began in 1977… More
Anthony Lawrie
A bleak but beautiful film by Herzog. Bruno S is quite mesmerising to watch, it?s amazing that he put himself through really considering that the film is mostly… More
Christopher Mercer
A great oddity of a film based around an alcoholic and his two companions being displaced to rural Wisconsin. Herzog keeps to his standard of not delivering a… More