My Best Enemy
My Best Enemy (2013)

In prewar Vienna, Victor Kaufmann (Moritz Bleibtreu/Soul Kitchen, The Baader-Meinhof Complex, Run Lola Run) and Rudi Smekal (Georg Friedrich/ Import/Export, Klimt, The Piano Teacher) had been the closest of friends, ever since childhood.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 11, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The film plays mostly as an uneasily satirical thriller.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

A movie largely devoid of attitude or suspense.

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Todd Jorgenson

While the film generates some mild suspense and the period re-creation is convincing enough, the twists eventually become more contrived and preposterous.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An awkward blend of anti-Semitic atrocities and identity-swapping absurdity, the World War II drama "My Best Enemy" struggles to find a convincing tone.

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

My Best Enemy bleeds suspense like a pin-pricked tire. It wants to be clever, but survivor tales bring with them too much muck.

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Dan Fainaru
Screen International

Neither the plot of this farfetched caper nor Murenberger's approach to it, do any kind of justice to what is still, whether some people like it or not, one of the most terrible episodes in human history.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The script relies on too many unlikely twists, but Bleibtreu manages to sell them all.

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

Strained attempt at WWII tragi-comedy isn't funny.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

This twist-heavy World War II drama would play as an absurdist comedy if the director wasn't so dead set on excluding just about any trace of humor from his self-serious project.

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