The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) (1974)

This film is based on the famous story of mysterious 19th-century child genius Kasper Hauser. Hauser shows up unannounced in the middle of a village square. He cannot talk, nor is there any indication of his parentage. When he develops the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The conflict between logic and the unknowable is as fascinating and exciting for us as it clearly is for Herzog.

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Anton Bitel
New Empress Magazine

typically, Herzog is more preoccupied with anthropological issues, casting his pre-cultural everyman into a world of social pretence, academic pomposity and dehumanising exploitation, and seeing what comes out of the ensuing confrontations.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A great among greats. Bruno S's performance is surely one of the best ever?

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A lyrical film about the least lyrical of men.

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Catherine Shoard
Observer [UK]

A compassionate, traumatic masterpiece, every frame amazing.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

One of [Herzog's] two or three finest films, not to mention surely his most humane.

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Richard Eder
New York Times

Every Man is a superb movie because Mr. Herzog has managed to treat the fable in stunning human and dramatic terms.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

An unmissable film.

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Kevin Harley
Total Film

Stories of humans raised in the wild range from Tarzan to Mama, but none compare to the resonance of Werner Herzog's 1974 film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
This is an astounding film that truly brings you into the world of this unique character, who was indeed a real person. You can easily wiki Kaspar Hauser to… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
The stars alone are for Bruno S and his extraodinary performance as Kaspar Hauser. A man raised in a prison, just to be released to the big prison that is… More
Anthony Lawrie
A Herzog classic. A wonderfully thought provoking true story of Kaspar Hauser played brilliantly by Bruno. S. The script is to die for, great, great cinema!
Elvira B
I am officially a Herzog junkie. That said, here's my totally elated review of The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser. The story here told is true, and that alone… More
Robert C
A slow methodical look at the story of this mysterious "foundling" of German folk lore. A man (I believe the real Kaspar was only 17?) who having… More
Marcus Woolcott
Think Edward Scissorhands without the fantasy or love story and you're halfway there. I'm also no fan of Philosophy, but the discussions in the latter… More