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samfenn

A great war film with a lot of very good performances. I felt certain scenes were unnecessarily drawn out, though, but on the whole good.

My main problem with this film is the message 'Hitler was really quite gentle' is so blatantly forced down your throat that it lost quite a lot of credibility from the very start.
9 years 5 months ago
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NuclearPlanet

After a while, it did lose it's credibility and just become very boring. Just a little long where they could've cut a few things out.
10 years ago
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AlexFerrero

Agree with the comment below
12 years 3 months ago
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BadFluffy

Quite sensationalist attempt at "portraying" the very last few days of Hitler's life. The acting from Ganz is amazing but the movie wallows in its own importance and there are so many scenes which are redundant, so many characters who come and go without being introduced or whose importance is never explained that it loses vigor about halfway through.
9 years 6 months ago
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brainfabias

Boring. But great acting by Bruno Ganz as Hitler...
10 years 9 months ago
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Big A2

@Paperback-Writer: About the "one long tone", that's something I totally agree with. I can't stand movies that are absolutely nothing but doom and gloom for their entire run-time. I'm not saying there should have been a scene where Hitler and Eva dance to a Chuck Berry song, but at least provide something lighter that makes the heavy stuff seem heavier and the story more human.
11 years ago
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Paperback-Writer

Very interesting, especially since we got a very new perspective (the officers of the Third Reich), but for me it was too long. Dramas don't need to be 2.5 hours to tell a story.
Also, there is one long tone to the movie.
Fascinating and definitely walked out with a lot of thoughts, but not an entertaining film by any means.
11 years 9 months ago
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Jornacio

Great acting, but the direction is a so so, too long.
4 years 10 months ago
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Foxinsand

Of course Hitler et al's final days are fascinating, but the film relies rather too heavy on this rather than any cinematic/dialogue merit of its own. And it has the usual plague of awful film music. Very good acting though.
13 years ago
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vipul

Once again i found a movie so satisfying,that it will haunt you to your true nature.You will actually percieve the ongoings as the filmaking is so real that it allows an experience unforgettable The real potrait of germans through germans eyes,rare yet substantial.Will fulfill the thrist of genuine film lovers.
6 years 4 months ago
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arunraj

great movie....i have no words to say about the performance of Bruno Ganz
11 years 6 months ago
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prousita

ufff
was an incredible experience went to berlin and wachted where the film was made...
thats another vew of the history....
11 years 8 months ago
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memoirofu

Told me the other side of Adolf Hitler...yet a very charming movie
12 years 6 months ago
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DisneyStitch

I think the movie is all about two very important points. The first being the sheer amount of suffering and misery that one single man could inflict upon a nation (and continent) and also the crushing realization that in the end the rose colored glasses of the German people are shattered for good. That this man, our Fuhrer, is nothing more than a crazed madman, one who rose to a position of immense power and control, and blinded by our desire for prosperity and peace, we turned up our ears and minds and let him whisper sweet nothings into them.

To the criticism of the vast amount of characters who seem to rotate by without any character development, it helps immensely if you are well versed in the main players behind the Nazi power structure. Though I will admit the average moviegoer outside Germany (perhaps even inside) is not going to be that familiar with the men behind the dictator.
5 years 8 months ago
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dorkusmalorkus

A brilliantly told story about war, defeat, and human nature featuring some spectacular performances. I highly recommend this film, particularly to anyone who likes "Letters from Iwo Jima" (by the end of "Downfall", Prof. Dr. Ernst-G√ľnter Schenck proves to be a German version of Saigo, and the two films have similar messages about the value of human life.)
8 years 4 months ago

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