Antikörper 2005

Critics score:
65 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Kevin Crust, 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. Read more

Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly: Antibodies is fairly riveting, thanks to Alvart's command of craft and tone. He's a director to watch. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: A German thriller that isn't shy about ripping off The Silence of the Lambs. Read more

Manohla Dargis, New York Times: Antibodies brings together a philosophically minded serial killer, a devoutly religious cop and a cynical filmmaker clearly itching to go Hollywood. Read more

Nigel Floyd, Time Out: Steeped in religion yet shot through with moral ambiguity, this disturbing psychological thriller breathes new life into the moribund serial killer movie. Read more

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Robert Koehler, Variety: Not content with a straight psychological police procedural, Alvart mixes in distracting -- and unconvincing --Biblical symbolism in a curious bid for weightiness. Read more

Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice: 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. Read more