Alone in Berlin
Alone in Berlin (2017)

This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines,… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 13, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2017
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

When Alone in Berlin reaches the end of its journey, it's the performances of Gleeson and Thompson that ensure we'll never forget the bravery of Otto and Anna.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The splendid actors ... make up for the weaknesses with performances that radiate strength and integrity.

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Jim Schembri

Gleeson shines here as a man of few words who channels his anger into action.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Dignified to the point of absurdity, this fact-based dud never gets off the ground, thanks to director Vincent Perez's failure to create - let alone maintain - any level of suspense.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

"Alone in Berlin" proceeds like a train crossing a plain. Without twists or turns, hills or valleys, its dramatic engine chugs reliably forward, delivering its cargo of World War II tragedy with bland efficiency.

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David Stratton
The Australian

This is the third feature directed by Swiss actor Perez, and though it's visually handsome it tends rather towards the bland, making what should have been a powerfully emotional story about courage and self-sacrifice rather too tasteful and muted.

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Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times

A well-acted but creaky and curiously bloodless portrait of life during wartime from the Swiss-born actor turned director Vincent Pérez.

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Scott Tobias

Perez's Berlin is too art-house-handsome, too committed to the look and feel of conventionally well-appointed historical drama.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

There's an underlying tension throughout, but what's missing is the heightened emotional ebb and flow that would have delivered a truly haunting story.

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