• Topictag

    ★★★½ Watched by Topictag 10 Apr, 2014

    Vom Leben gelernt: für eine Zugfahrt besser keinen Haneken Film einpacken, wenn man keine misstrauischen Blicke der Mitreisenden auf dem Bildschirm kleben haben möchte.
    Wie das bei Haneken nunmal so ist: der Film ist ein genialer Einblick in die dunkele Seite der Psyche und wie ein Unfall. Man liebt es nicht, aber man kann auch nicht weggucken.

    Code Unknown ist ein Hardcore-Episodenfilm. Mit Sequenzen zwischen 5 und 10 Minuten und harten Cuts auch mal mitten im Satz. Fantastisch gemacht, auch in Hinblick auf das Zusammenspiel der Episoden.

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  • niamhbolton

    ★★★ Added by niamhbolton

    Code Unknown was a really interesting film. It was one that I kept trying to predict and make sense of but it never really went the way that I thought it would. Characters had their own stories, problems, and events that they went through. They never really intertwined at all. Some characters were related in some way but their stories never really came together. The ending wasn't really much of an ending. I like that in films, books, and any…

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  • Robert Motherwell

    ★★★½ Added by Robert Motherwell

    Filled with clever technical tricks and tracking shots to die for Michael Haneke's "Code Unknown" is another mysterious work made with impeccable craft. While on familiar dramatic territory this film covers the issue of race and class more so than any other film Haneke has made to date. The story is told in non linear fashion from several different character's point of view and each character has unanswered questions through the film. We the audience are left with many unanswered questions. This is not unusual for a Haneke film, but usually the impact is much more intense and thought provoking.

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  • Jay_Are

    ★★★★★ Added by Jay_Are

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • tdvh1993

    ★★★½ Watched by tdvh1993 12 Mar, 2014

    Code Unknown could be Haneke's most mysterious film. The mystery here is not ingrained in the movie like Cache or White Ribbon, it lies in Haneke's intention and purpose. It speaks about social equality, class differences, communication and lack of it, but Haneke drives nothing home in this feature. Code Unknown is similar to Bable, Amores Perros in that one event affects and sets everything motion, but unlike them the point is not that everything is connected, but everything is…

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  • JMOursler

    ★★★★ Watched by JMOursler 07 Feb, 2014

    Now I feel the urgent need to see a Juliette Binoche headlined SAW film.

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  • chelsea_toth

    ★★★½ Watched by chelsea_toth 22 Jan, 2014 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Sean Bolton

    Watched by Sean Bolton 05 Feb, 2014

    I love media whether it be film or books that depict people that are from different walks of life, that have independent lives that are intertwined. This film was one that was full of such characters and I waited for a culmination of events to lead them all to the same place at the end of the film and there was no such event it was very anti climactic. The ending didn't give me any kind of closure, it isn't…

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  • christine lund

    Watched by christine lund 22 Jan, 2014

    When watching this film i had to really focus on each character and what they were doing in each scene. I was really impressed on how they did each scene in three minutes without messing up. It's not like they can improvise they still had a script. The part when Jean and the african american were fighting in front of the pastry shop when Jean tossed trashed on the romanian that was intense. One part after another i would be…

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  • megankurkowski

    Added by megankurkowski

    Code Unknown was my first time watching a Michael Haneke film. I really enjoyed watching. In the beginning the film starts with a group of deaf children playing charades, where they had to guess what one was acting out using only body movement. This left me wondering what the unkown code I was trying to figure out would be, and I liked how they producer ended the movie with the children playing charades also.
    The characters in the film were…

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  • Kendra Rhinesmith

    Added by Kendra Rhinesmith

    i really enjoyed watching this film, the title in itself said it all. I liked the way the beginning of the movie started with the deaf children playing charades and also by ending the film the same way. It made me think why the producer would do this. i liked that the film was left almost open making me wonder and almost create my own storyline for some of the characters who kind of just left the film and nothing…

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