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: 76% 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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José Martín
El antepenúltimo mohicano

A very interesting film, that travels through places visited a thousand times but does it with elegance and good pulse. [Full review in Spanish]

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

[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.

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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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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

No one who sees Shortland's movie will be minded to inflict it on their friends, or much thanked if they do.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

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
NPR

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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Roe McDermott
Hot Press

Shortland excels at building not just fear, but a messier, queasier blend of eroticism, gender horror and political unease.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
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