The End of Violence
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A longwinded exercise in pretentious confusion."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"This goes on for two hours and two minutes. When I staggered out of the theater, I asked if Clinton was still president."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"A disjointed mess where a lot goes on but nothing happens."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Wenders' observations and subtextual commentary about violence in American society are well-served by the nuances of Nicholas Klein's script."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"Las respuestas quedan flotando en el espectador, esperando ser rescatadas y entendidas."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"A muddled, sentimental Euro-American hash, redeemed here and there from its fatal purposelessness by a few moments that remind us we're in the presence of a genuine cinematic visionary."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Offers viewers opportunities to ponder a variety of diverse subjects, but its overall entertainment value is less than one might hope for."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Boring, incoherent and insultingly didactic. It's like Wenders has never been to America, never observed Americans and never even seen an American movie."
‑ Dan Fienberg, Zap2it.com
"A trama principal se perde em um emaranhado de cenas que, rigorosamente, nada acrescentam ao filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The flippancy of Wenders and Nicholas Klein's script, and the lethargic performances of a star-studded cast, trivialize presumably good intentions."
‑ Richard Porton, Film Journal International
"Doesn't seem sure what it is about, or how it is about it."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"With The End of Violence Mr. Wenders has made a film as resonant as his most memorable work."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"astonishing but uneven"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A sophisticated and pensive film about a subject that fills contemporary movies and fuels our fantasies."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"It has its virtues -- Wenders is a skilled and thoughtful workman -- but hovers somewhere between a thriller and an art-house movie and won't fully satisfy fans of either."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Examiner
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