Hannah Arendt Synopsis
Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) covers Adolf Eichmann's war-crimes trial for The New Yorker magazine.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Deborah Young
Von Trotta seems to borrow some of her subject’s haughty disdain for compromise in a serviceable script that does the job of telling us who...
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Talky but fascinating period drama.
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80

Village Voice

By Marsha McCreadie
The writer-philosopher Hannah Arendt is brought to life by a mesmerizing Barbara Sukowa in Margarethe von Trotta's film.
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80

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Hannah Arendt conveys the glamour, charisma and difficulty of a certain kind of German thought.... The movie turns ideas into the best kind...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
En route, despite some clumsy exposition and the reduction of heavyweights like Mary McCarthy and William Shawn to fifth-business...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The rare film that flows from a wellspring of ideas.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Hannah Arendt takes seriously the life of the mind.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
A watchable, even suspenseful portrait of a woman who spends most of the film smoking cigarettes, sitting at typewriters or sparring at...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
Barbara Sukowa's performance in the title role is the kind that reverberates long after the screen goes black.
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50

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Von Trotta’s Arendt biopic feels like a movie stuck in another era, stolid and rote, more of an outline for a dramatic treatment than the...
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By edwardtbuckingham
Excellent presentation of ideas that are classic. It's easy to blame a person so we can believe "it can't happen here". Arendt warns otherwise...

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Excellent!

By Eddie_Blue
Arendt's study of systemic evil is as important today as it was a half century ago....

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