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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 50
    Neil Young The Hollywood Reporter

    There's plenty of time for the viewer to muse on what The Wall might or might not symbolize -- when events finally take an abruptly surprising and violent turn, the tonal shift is unsatisfyingly awkward. show more

  • 88
    Bill Stamets Chicago Sun-Times

    A sublime meditation on solitude. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    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 character edges near her outer limits. show more

  • 75
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    The Wall winds up as a captivating fable, an end-times scenario that’s more about the survival of the spirit than the body. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Bleak and beautiful, harrowing yet also curiously stirring, The Wall (“Die Wand”) is a stunning tale of isolation and survival that unfolds in a wild and silent world. show more

  • 50
    Tomas Hachard Slant Magazine

    We may find out how Gedeck's character reacts to her isolation, but we're never privy to her actual feelings, largely because in a film about a sudden onset of solitude, Pölsler is far too afraid of silence. show more

  • 80
    Xan Brooks The Guardian

    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 the wonders of nature experienced in solitude. Walden pond with added wall. show more

  • 80
    Tim Robey The Telegraph

    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. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    Bold and beautiful, this is a mystery worth puzzling over. show more

  • 60
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    Though its blanketed voiceover narration can be too on-the-nose—it’s a metaphor, we get it—the film packs a psychic punch, thanks to Gedeck’s spectrally wearied face. show more

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