• The Berlin File (2013) Rating & Reviews

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  • The film is a sporadically entertaining, modestly ambitious shoot 'em up that frequently succumbs to spelling out its subtext. show more

  • Though the director includes a few brief humdingers — a fight that involves a Rube Goldberg–ish tangle of wires; some munitions-fueled mayhem in a farmhouse — it’s not enough to keep viewers from wishing they were thumbing through a John le Carré novel instead. show more

  • The story feels fairly perfunctory — not to mention unnecessarily knotty — but the well-connected leads do their best to ground it. And while this one falls far short of the “Bourne” films that serve as an influence, the intense action scenes consistently deliver some solid genre jolts. show more

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