13 Minutes (Elser)
13 Minutes (Elser) (2017)

During Hitler's anniversary speech on November 8, 1939, a man is arrested on the Swiss border for possession of suspicious objects. Just minutes later, a bomb explodes in the Munich Bürgerbräukeller, immediately behind the Führer's… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 30, 2017
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 13 Minutes explores an oft-neglected corner of World War II history with just enough craft and narrative momentum to offset a disappointing lack of subtlety.

Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

It puts one in the mind to make a meme: Hitler reacts to Oliver Hirschbiegel's prosaic flashback transitions.

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

13 Minutes works like clockwork as an artful (if not terribly ambitious) take on a grotesque era.

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Brian Orndorf

A compelling sit, clarifying motivation and grasping a particularly unusual road to ruin.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Conspiracy theories surrounded the Elser plot for years, and his political motives have been debated; as scripted here, he acted alone and purely from moral conviction, which Friedel conveys in a passionate, charismatic performance.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

A compelling and passionate performance from Friedel defines 13 Minutes but occasionally the storytelling falters, including an unexplained years-long gap between his conviction and execution.

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Chris Knight
National Post

Elser's romantic entanglements serve to illustrate the kind of person he was, giving us another window into his mind.

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Dan Gunderman
New York Daily News

"13 Minutes" is a superbly acted and strikingly evocative work, with careful attention to period detail and its many emotional beats.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A psychological portrait of resistance, made all the more timely - and creepily, almost offensively, unsettling - given the current political climate in the United States.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

By melding the before and the after in a well-edited back and forth, make for an interesting biography and solid political thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The kind of run-of-the-mill biopic that seems like a telefim, with a conventional script that lays every detail out in the open (in case you have any cognitive… More