• Released
  • May 31, 2013
  • (Limited NY; Expands LA 6/14)
  • NR , 1 hr 48 min
  • Drama
The Wall Synopsis
A woman (Martina Gedeck) finds herself cut off from the outside world by an invisible barrier.
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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...
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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...
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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

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Bleak and beautiful, harrowing yet also curiously stirring, The Wall (“Die Wand”) is a stunning tale of isolation and survival that unfolds...
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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...
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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...
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24

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Rated NR