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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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

Alone in Berlin is a modest, hard-faced film, offering a nervous study of humanity and civil disobedience in a societal-bullying era.

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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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Based on a true story, this modest tale of doomed German resistance -- something we don't hear a lot about -- is as powerful as it is insightful and moving.

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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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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson are fine, and the story has inherent strength, but you never feel you've been transported to wartime Germany, and that loss robs the film of the tense, sickening atmosphere it needs.

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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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Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)

I found it a deeply moving film and a worthy monument to a pair of decidedly unlikely war heroes.

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