Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt)
Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt) (1992)

Director Wim Wenders' road movie---set in 1999 as the planet faces annihilation---follows a globe-trotting American (William Hurt) on a mission. Solveig Dommartin. Fitzpatrick: Sam Neill. Hanry: Max von Sydow. Edith: Jeanne Moreau.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: July 22, 1992
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sam Weisberg
Village Voice

Before, one left the theater befuddled; one now leaves the theater equally befuddled but also moved, even genuinely disturbed.

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Emanuel Levy

Much of Wenders' sprawling saga is absurd, and some of it pretentious, yet set in 199, this film, like all of his previous work, raises interesting questions about the role of modern technology and its impact on identity and interpersonal communication.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Long, slow, and pretentious

Ray Pride

What appears to be a cosmopolitan picaresque moves from moment to moment to momentousness,.. Wenders' dream is only just now released in an integral, near-5-hour walkabout... A great and poetic and caring film has arrived at last.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Thought-provoking romp by German film director Wim Wenders, a global hopping cinematic philisopher.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A bit lumpy (with so much left on the cutting room floor, that was probably inescapable), but it's the kind of glorious lumpiness that only comes from a great filmmaker.

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Jordan Hoffman

Watching it now, even with its dull patches, it seems like a miracle.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Contains a few spectacular moments, but feels misguided overall.

Shane Burridge

The material looks tailor-made for a whimsical fantasy but Wenders has a curiously practical approach

Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
A.D. Villarreal
Normally I prefer a 'director's cut' of a film but this time I'll take the edited down version gladly. Four and a half hours is just too… More