The Robber
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Directed by Benjamin Heisenberg (Sleeper) and starring established actor Andreas Lust (Revanche), The Robber is slated to open in New York City on April 29, 2011, at the Lincoln Plaza and Cinema Village. The film will expand to other US and Canadian markets during the spring and summer of 2011. Based on a novel by the Austrian author Martin Prinz, and shot on location in Vienna, The Robber was one of the most critically acclaimed films featured at last year's New York Film Festival. The film was also an official selection at the 2010 Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals. The film's main… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here is a well-made movie with insufficient interest in its hero."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The Robber is powerful stuff."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The strange relationship between compulsive personalities and physical fitness is at the heart of [this] engrossing and complex yet economically straightforward character-driven thriller."
‑ Landon Palmer, Film School Rejects
"A thriller that deliberately doesn't thrill."
‑ Simon Kinnear, Total Film
"Even if you think you don't like foreign-language films, I bet you'll like this one."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
""The Robber" is artfully done but emotionally remote."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
""The Robber" is one of the most abstemious thrillers in recent memory."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Something of an endurance test."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Guardian
"A detached and precise piece of heist filmmaking - more coldness than Heat - but watchable for that."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"Johann operates with rules of the onscreen gangster ... [Yet he] is a noir protagonist, trapped and doomed by his past."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film International
"The film boasts several turbocharged chase-and-escape sequences, alongside understated character analysis."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Armed with a screenplay adapted from a Martin Prinz novel based on a true story, writer-director Benjamin Heisenberg has crafted something as serious, quietly determined, and surprisingly compelling as his criminal protagonist."
‑ Janice Page, Boston Globe
"For those who prefer a bit of existential vagueness to being led by the nose, this is a thought-provoking as well as a technically impressive piece of work."
‑ Hannah McGill, The List
"Bleak and yet exciting, a fascinating character study built around a pretty unpleasant "hero." If Hollywood could find a star willing to get in spectacular cardio-vascular shape, a lean-mean running machine, I could certainly see a remake..."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"With his taut rhythms, poetic imagery, and assaultive action, Heisenberg transforms the thrills of the genre into an existential fable worthy of Camus."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
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