100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie is woven with care and complexity, again confirming von Trotta's place as one of the world's greatest female filmmakers.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Director Margarethe von Trotta nearly buries the drama of the protest itself within the awkwardly sentimental framework of a contemporary New Yorker's quest to learn the truth of her widowed German mother's grief and history. But while the film concentrates on Lena, eloquently portrayed by Katja Riemann, the movie earns your empathy.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It is at once inspiring and troubling.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Worth seeing.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

At heart a love story, Rosenstrasse benefits from strong, sympathetic performances from two actresses who play the same character at different ages.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Shares an important slice of German history that is largely unknown.
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50

Wall Street Journal

Earnest but deeply flawed.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The picture's structural intricacy is a smoke screen for its psychological and emotional shallowness.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Mawkish and manipulative, the film isn't worthy of its widely praised German director.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

In the end, this tale of human decency fails to make you feel enough.
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49 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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