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Los Angeles Times:
The film's pace is brisk enough to maintain our full attention. Antibodies is not so much an art house movie as a well-made, commercial thriller that happens to be in German.
Antibodies is fairly riveting, thanks to Alvart's command of craft and tone. He's a director to watch.
New York Post:
A German thriller that isn't shy about ripping off The Silence of the Lambs.
New York Times:
Antibodies brings together a philosophically minded serial killer, a devoutly religious cop and a cynical filmmaker clearly itching to go Hollywood.
Steeped in religion yet shot through with moral ambiguity, this disturbing psychological thriller breathes new life into the moribund serial killer movie.
Not content with a straight psychological police procedural, Alvart mixes in distracting -- and unconvincing --Biblical symbolism in a curious bid for weightiness.
Instead of reinventing the procedural mechanics of the serial-killer drama, filmmaker Christian Alvert adds to its current state of retardation with desperate atmospherics and a cheap disquisition on sex and religion.