Lore Synopsis
As Allied forces sweep across Germany, five children embark on a journey.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It’s a remarkable accomplishment.
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100

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Lore belongs in the inspiration-and-control camp. It makes dizzying flourishes out of moments that would pass as filler in other films.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I’m not sure Lore holds up to repeated viewings — Shortland’s style is so feverish it could quickly turn precious — but it demands to be...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
By the end of their arduous journey, Lore and her siblings are changed. But it's the kind of change that will take years, perhaps...
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85

NPR

By Ella Taylor
The climax Shortland offers us is much harder to take than Seiffert's gentler vision, yet far more evocative of the bitter price paid by...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This striking, slow-building drama from Cate Shortland uses fractured, impressionistic imagery as a mirror of moral dislocation as the...
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Lore is the sort of movie you’d already expect to rip your heart out, but that doesn’t diminish the tragedy when it does arrive.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Rosendahl brings a wonderful innocence and burgeoning sexual awakening to the role, while still evincing inner strength and complexity. In...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The pace is deliberate, verging on slow — Australian filmmakers aren't keen on short takes or quick cuts — but the content is constantly...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Australian director Cate Shortland’s straightforward approach to the blinders worn by Hitler Youth creates a disconcerting and eerie film,...
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Very long and boring

By curtiswaters
I saw this movie based on the critic reviews. I love foreign films because they are out of the ordinary. Lore is a sad story that isn't put together well. The story plods along, with much angst....

After the war from the German perspective

By heathenchild
This film is really worth seeing: It gives a perspective of World War II from the German children and teens indoctrinated by the Third Reich after Germany has fallen. It is beautifully shot and the...

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By everyweek60706
This reminds me of Anne Frank. The thing that stands out is the pain of growing up - the shock of realizing that your parents were protecting you from certain facts of life - in fact, what bleeping...

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A must see movie! I love foreign films and this was terrific and poignant....

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Rated NR