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Michael Kohlhaas 2013

Critics score:
50 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Mike D'Angelo, AV Club: It can be quite powerful on the rare occasions when it allows raw emotion to make its way to the surface. Read more

Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader: The film is almost monotonously somber, though not in a bad way -- when it erupts into violence or settles briefly into moments of intimacy, the shift in tone can be surprising, even invigorating. Read more

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times: It's a strong story of lonely, even futile righteousness, which makes the plodding execution by director Arnaud des Pallieres somewhat mystifying. Read more

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times: The severely beautiful film is painted in a dauntingly austere manner, as if lost in a war against itself, with confrontations underplayed and the rural landscapes making more of an impression than the detoured drama. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Succeeds neither as a decent adaptation of the book nor as a rewarding movie in its own right ... Dullness prevails. Read more

Rob Staeger, Village Voice: This muted approach robs the film of sorely needed momentum, but offers a rare opportunity for contemplation, a trade-off that only occasionally satisfies. Read more