Schultze Gets the Blues
Schultze Gets the Blues (2005)

Schultze is a simple salt mineworker, who has spent his entire life near the review Saale in the former East German state of Saxon-Anhalt. He rides his rickety bicycle across the serenade landscape to and from the mines. He drinks beer in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Schultze Gets the Blues is a sweet and charming dark comedy.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

He does, but you probably won't, especially from watching this movie.

Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

A film with two opposite interpretations to its title -- figuratively sad, literally joyful.

Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Writer-director Michael Schorr's story moves with remarkable sloth.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Like a lazy summer day in the Big Easy, the movie sneaks up on you.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A delightful oddball German comedy about a retired mine worker's musical quest.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

It's a bit of a surprise when the film ends and you realize that you've been touched in unanticipated ways by Schultze's solitary quest.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Schorr's award-winning film may be a bit on the slight side to some tastes, but it's a journey well worth taking.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Like the films of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismäki, Schultze Gets the Blues uses dry humor to extract laughs out of mundane situations.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...some predictable tearjerking that is only half-successful.

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[font=Century Gothic]In "Schultze Gets the Blues", Schultze(Horst Krause), a man of few words, has just taken early retirement from the mine in… More
Henrik Schunk
Tranquility and isolation paired up with tenderness and the fascination of glimpsing into the lives of others make this my favourite arthouse movie ever. The… More