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
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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
NPR

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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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

This handsomely mounted and well-acted World War II drama lacks the narrative urgency to match its heartfelt sincerity.

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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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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

A lump in the throat inspired by real-life heroism is all that this dour, monotonous drama has to offer.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A mildly gripping, pedestrian thriller elevated by terrific performances by the always-reliable Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson and by the inspirational story of two ordinary citizens who bravely refused to remain Good Germans.

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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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Abbey Bender
Village Voice

While Alone in Berlin may at times come off as too understated (Otto and Anna are rather opaque characters), it makes for a fairly engaging exploration of how one lives day to day in the face of historical horror.

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

It t is a fine film worthy of your attention.

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