• Released
  • May 31, 2013
  • (Limited NY; Expands LA 6/14)
  • NR , 1 hr 48 min
  • Drama
88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The Wall is no endurance test; rather, it presents the facts of the case, adding an eerie low hum to the soundtrack whenever Gedeck's character edges near her outer limits.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
A sublime meditation on solitude.
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80

The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Julian Roman Pölsler's bewitching debut manages to be at once a creepy sci-fi parable, a feminist Robinson Crusoe and a clear-eyed ode to the wonders of nature experienced in solitude. Walden pond with added wall.
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80

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
Call it a landlocked variant on Robinson Crusoe, but it’s a hypnotic one, with a sense of mystery and interior life that are all its own.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The Wall is a remarkably involving film, especially given its brave, self-imposed limitations.
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75

Boston Globe

Bleak and beautiful, harrowing yet also curiously stirring, The Wall (“Die Wand”) is a stunning tale of isolation and survival that unfolds in a wild and silent world.
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75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The Wall winds up as a captivating fable, an end-times scenario that’s more about the survival of the spirit than the body.
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70

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
The photography is often lovely, and Ms. Gedeck convincingly portrays a woman who as the ordeal stretches on month after month seems to be gradually losing her individuality and blending into the landscape.
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60

Variety

By Boyd van Hoeij
Though complementary, the pic’s images and voiceover never quite fuse into a single whole.
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60

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
For all its stellar nature photography, its low hum of suspense, and Gedeck's raw and affecting performance, the film often feels like an illustrated audiobook rather than narrative drama.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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