Berlin Syndrome
Berlin Syndrome (2017)

While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photographer, Clare, meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance, takes an… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 26, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2017
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Berlin Syndrome offers thriller fans an uncommonly well-written descent into dangerous obsession, enlivened by taut direction and a committed performance from Teresa Palmer.

Cath Clarke
Time Out

The final showdown left me in a cold sweat.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

A nasty piece of business tarted up with a stylish, high-gloss veneer.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Stellar direction and an exceptional, committed cast elevate Berlin Syndrome beyond clichés into one of the most rewarding experiences of its kind

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

[Shortland] is expert and building a sense of dread and suspense while Palmer delivers a persuasive performance as a woman who has to summon the strength that she didn't know she had in order to escape.

Glenn Kenny
New York Times

The movie identifies Ms. Shortland as a talent to watch. And it should constitute some kind of breakthrough for Ms. Palmer, who has not been given much of interest to do since she arrived in Hollywood a little over a decade ago.

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Rachit Gupta

The general sense of dread and nervous tension keeps this sexually charged film alive.

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Christy Lemire

Australian director Cate Shortland creates a dreamlike sense of place within a nightmare scenario with this taut and strongly acted thriller.

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Justin Chang

Berlin Syndrome might look on the surface like a polished B-movie, a crafty and violent tale of a woman in captivity; but it's also the rare psychological thriller that feels not just taut and gripping, but genuinely exploratory.

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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

Overall, this one's creepy and unsettling but will largely appeal to a niche audience, owing to its languid pace and world cinema sensibilities.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Slow but decent. I had a false start with this one where I found it too plodding and switched it off, but I attempted to watch it again and I did find it quite… More
Brendan Nicholls
This film has a very distinct visual style and if you aren't into slow burning melodrama thrillers, this film won't do much for you. I had expected… More
Carlos Magalhães
It can be tense and disturbing at times, even though it feels a bit too familiar (like a mix of Fear and Misery) and moves too slow for such a predictable type… More
K Nife Churchkey
Theresa Palmer is no stranger to this genre of psychological horror, but "Berlin Syndrome" is the first time she truly shines and shows off her range… More
Glenn Gaylord
LOOKING FOR MR. GUTBAR - My Review of BERLIN SYNDROME (3 Stars) I love me a good home invasion thriller, especially when events occur with a slowly creeping… More