Amen Synopsis
Two men (Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz) want the Vatican to denounce Nazi atrocities.
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L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Subtle distinctions have not been Costa-Gavras' long suit, but urgency becomes him in this forceful and intelligent evocation.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A handsome period production of fluidity and subtlety, intimate and large-scale.
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Although the unrelenting pursuit of making the Vatican listen becomes a bit tiresome, the portrayals of the two men by Tukur and Kassovitz...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Patrick Z. McGavin
Costa-Gavras' powerful, awkward Amen is a dramatically uneven historical thriller.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
About as subtle as a hammer blow to the skull and marred by a heedless mixture of fact and fiction.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It's regrettable that director Costa-Gavras puts more of his storytelling energy into simplistic psychology and suspense-movie action than...
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While Amen works as a history lesson, it's less effective as a thriller, since the outcome is sadly all too well-known.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Unfortunately, structural flaws and a built-in lack of suspense keep it from being nearly as moving as it was intended to be.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Amen is propelled by a most dubious assumption -- Gerstein's belief that if the German people knew of the Holocaust, they'd stop it.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
Too bloodless to satisfy except as a political exercise.
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