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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Ultimately, the project suffers from a nearly complete lack of contextualization. We could surely use some background on Goebbels' complicity in mass genocide while listening to him brag about his beautiful, healthy children and happy family life. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Informative and illuminating. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Seeing what Hitler's propaganda minister saw, hearing only his diary entries and what he heard, we effectively live inside the monster's head. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Weirdly enthralling film. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Would be funny if it weren't so horrifying. show more

  • 90
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A fascinating, veritable self-portrait, masterfully culled from a trove of archival materials. show more

  • 80
    Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly

    Brilliantly edited for drama and irony, The Goebbels Experiment juxtaposes little-seen German propaganda films with excerpts from Goebbels' diary. show more

  • 80
    The New York Times

    A rare and chilling glimpse into a brilliant but toxic mind. show more

  • 60
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Mostly though, The Goebbels Experiment proves that historical figures have the worst perspective on themselves. show more

  • 50
    Joshua Land Village Voice

    The master propagandist comes across here as a brooding, insecure megalomaniac--or at times, a bitchy member of a particularly malevolent high school clique, an effect enhanced by some of narrator Kenneth Branagh's English line readings. show more

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