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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Worth seeing. show more

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    Earnest but deeply flawed. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is at once inspiring and troubling. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

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

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Shares an important slice of German history that is largely unknown. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Mawkish and manipulative, the film isn't worthy of its widely praised German director. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The picture's structural intricacy is a smoke screen for its psychological and emotional shallowness. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In the end, this tale of human decency fails to make you feel enough. show more

  • April 24, 2011 pawpawbo
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    Very moving,best movie I\'ve seen in years.

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