Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt)
Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt) (1992)

Set in the year 1999, Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World is a long, involved tale of a fugitive (William Hurt) and a young bohemian (Solvei Dommartin) who travel the world on a mission to create a machine that will give eyesight to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 22, 1992
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Much of Wenders' sprawling saga is absurd, and some of it pretentious, yet set in 199, this film, like all of his previous work, raises interesting questions about the role of modern technology and its impact on identity and interpersonal communication.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Long, slow, and pretentious

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Thought-provoking romp by German film director Wim Wenders, a global hopping cinematic philisopher.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A bit lumpy (with so much left on the cutting room floor, that was probably inescapable), but it's the kind of glorious lumpiness that only comes from a great filmmaker.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Contains a few spectacular moments, but feels misguided overall.

Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The material looks tailor-made for a whimsical fantasy but Wenders has a curiously practical approach


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A.D. Villarreal
Normally I prefer a 'director's cut' of a film but this time I'll take the edited down version gladly. Four and a half hours is just too… More