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  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The script relies on too many unlikely twists, but Bleibtreu manages to sell them all. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 50
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    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. show more

  • 38
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    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. show more

  • 40
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    My Best Enemy bleeds suspense like a pin-pricked tire. It wants to be clever, but survivor tales bring with them too much muck. show more

  • 70
    Peter Debruge Variety

    Entertaining, though conventionally told war story. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

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

  • 40
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 50
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    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. show more

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