The Robber
The Robber (2011)

Directed by Benjamin Heisenberg (Sleeper) and starring established actor Andreas Lust (Revanche), The Robber is slated to open in New York City on April 29, 2011, at the Lincoln Plaza and Cinema Village. The film will expand to other US and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 29, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here is a well-made movie with insufficient interest in its hero.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Robber is powerful stuff.

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects

The strange relationship between compulsive personalities and physical fitness is at the heart of [this] engrossing and complex yet economically straightforward character-driven thriller.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The Robber" is artfully done but emotionally remote.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

"The Robber" is one of the most abstemious thrillers in recent memory.

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Leslie Felperin

Something of an endurance test.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film boasts several turbocharged chase-and-escape sequences, alongside understated character analysis.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

Armed with a screenplay adapted from a Martin Prinz novel based on a true story, writer-director Benjamin Heisenberg has crafted something as serious, quietly determined, and surprisingly compelling as his criminal protagonist.

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Hannah McGill
The List

For those who prefer a bit of existential vagueness to being led by the nose, this is a thought-provoking as well as a technically impressive piece of work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Johann: This is a hold up, let's go. The Robber may sound like a standard bank robbery/action film from the title and the plot summary, but it is anything… More
George Napper
Equal parts exhilirating and depressing, 'The Robber' is a masterpiece among criminal character studies. I really do think this a a brilliant film.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"I love you, Hans."</i> Tells the true story of Johann Rettenberger, a marathon athlete who developed robbing banks as a hobby.… More
Jonny Crumley
Very good crime thriller. The Robber is inspired by the life of Austrian bank-robber and runner Johann Kastenberger, a man who set records in long-distance… More
Walter M.
In "The Robber," Johann Rettenberger(Andreas Lust) is released from jail. Apparently he did not learn his lesson, because it takes him about eight… More