• Released
  • January 11, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • Tragi-comedy
    Comedy
  • Be the first to Rate!
70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Entertaining, though conventionally told war story.
Full Review
60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The script relies on too many unlikely twists, but Bleibtreu manages to sell them all.
Full Review
50

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
The result is a movie largely devoid of attitude or suspense. My Best Enemy is brisk and eventful, but after a while, it begins to seem like Murnberger is rushing through this material, afraid to dwell too long on any one situation, lest it tip too far into exploitation.
Full Review
50

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
This twist-heavy World War II drama would play as an absurdist comedy if the director wasn't so dead set on excluding just about any trace of humor from his self-serious project.
Full Review
40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
My Best Enemy bleeds suspense like a pin-pricked tire. It wants to be clever, but survivor tales bring with them too much muck.
Full Review
40

The Hollywood Reporter

Trying to be amusing and respectfully serious at the same time, Austrian director Wolfgang Murnberger's film remains in limbo, saddled with an over-worked story, characters and setting.
Full Review
40

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
An awkward blend of anti-Semitic atrocities and identity-swapping absurdity, the World War II drama My Best Enemy struggles to find a convincing tone.
Full Review
40

Village Voice

Getting even is wearying in My Best Enemy, a banal World War II thriller dependent on contrived role reversals.
Full Review
38

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The director has cited "Inglourious Basterds" as paving the way for his own movie; but for all his boldness, Quentin Tarantino avoided the camps altogether. My Best Enemy shows the camps only briefly, but once it does, it becomes both too much, and not enough. Once you see even a long shot of such a place, the impulse to find humor in much of anything is gone.
Full Review
43 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.