Rosenstrasse (2004)

After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 20, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thoughtful drama marred by structural problems.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The trite framework, static staging and unemotional acting render this a most forgettable Holocaust tale.

Angel Gonzalez
Dallas Morning News

The film opens a window into the fact that not all good Germans were cowed during those dark times.

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Agnieszka Tennant
Christianity Today

In spite of some manipulation and improbability, Rosenstrasse made me feel good for a good, historical reason, and it didn't minimize anyone's suffering in the process.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Succeeds as a testament to the power of love and, in particular, as a tribute to brave women.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Some of the choices made here are more befitting a Lifetime movie of the week.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

This story is inherently dramatic enough to stand on its own, but von Trotta throws it off-kilter by framing her film within a dead-end, modern subplot.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A Holocaust drama that proves it's possible to make a minor movie about a major subject.

Misha Berson
Seattle Times

For all its flaws, Rosenstrasse is a welcome reminder that humans are capable of valor and generosity in the worst of times.

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Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

While most of Rosenstrasse is set in World War II, there are present-day, flash-forward sequences that are considerably less involving. Actually, they're so dull that they drag the entire movie to a screeching halt.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I do have a thing for movies about Nazi Germany, I admit it. This one is really, really good. It also, I believe, was based on a true most of them.
Leigh Ryan
Very hard to get into because you switch in time so many times, but it is well worth it. Beautifully acted and well put together. Loved it.
Christopher Mercer
Part of my post-war German film course. This is a very good WW-II era film, which focuses on an event I wasn't aware of and I don't think has been… More