• Roman Rangel

    ★★★½ Watched by Roman Rangel 30 May, 2015

    Es dificil amar la obra de Michael Haneke pero es aún más difícil no admirarla. Haneke es un cineasta obsesionado con la violencia que se desborda por las orillas de lo mundano. Es sorprendente como en sus películas maneja una tensión abstracta y difusa con semejante maestría.
    En "Code Unknown" esconde su mensaje social en un rompecabezas narrativo en el que nos alimenta pequeñas piezas de cada historia (en realidad esta sigue a dos familias de diferentes razas y estratos…

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  • Alex Fuller

    ★★★½ Watched by Alex Fuller 20 May, 2015

    A surprising and baffling construction, but a very compelling one with a pervasive sense of unease and numerous searingly arresting scenes. Seems likely to bring increasing rewards on reflection and repeat viewings. Big takeaway - I would happily watch an entire film of Juliette Binoche ironing. She is ridiculously, endlessly watchable.

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  • mrdude_o_o

    ★★★★★ Added by mrdude_o_o

    - It is quite amazing that Haneke uses the same style for different themes.

    - Ironing sequence: With this sequence which adds nothing to the film, Haneke refuses to communicate with the audience. He says "I'm giving you this sequence and you can do nothing but watch it - just like what TV does." He wants to remind us that we are so passive in front of the TV. One may think with internet and rating system, a lot has…

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  • DWD

    ★★★★★ Added by DWD

    Beautifully shot scenes of isolation and estrangement; teeters on the edge of despair but finds higher art in the shrug or the sigh; plays with interconnectivity without falling into any of the pitfalls of similarly structured films - this interconnectivity feels real and in its lack of purpose, purposeful.

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  • Matt Fisher

    ★★★ Watched by Matt Fisher 12 May, 2015

    A couple years ago I went through a Haneke phase and when I look back on it now I wonder why; I watched 10 of his films, which was 1 film short of his complete feature filmography (this was pre-Amour, which I've seen now) and aside from The Piano Teacher I can't say I really enjoyed any of them. This was the last of feature films I had to see and I have to say this one proved to be…

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  • Kurdt

    ★★★★ Watched by Kurdt 11 May, 2015

    Michael Haneke, the king of coldness strikes again. His films are so often an intensely uncomfortable experience despite the fact that he usually keeps his audience distant from central characters. Code Unknown is no different, except this time the viewers themselves are practically a character entrenched in the film itself. Despite being an opaque film that’s hard to decipher, Haneke seems to be speaking directly to the audience more than ever. He did this with Funny Games and it’s commentary…

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  • Edward Fetner

    ★★★★½ Added by Edward Fetner

    When I first approached Code Unknown, I was a little apprehensive. Michael Haneke's cynicism can get pretty exhausting, and his films don't really have the dramatic flair to make his "sick social experiments" worthwhile (as opposed to, say, Lars Von Trier). And true to form, Haneke's detest for modern society is out in full force in this movie. However, there is a certain intangible tenderness in Code Unknown that is lost in Benny's Video or Funny Games.

    Haneke acutely seems…

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  • Mynt Marsellus

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mynt Marsellus 27 Apr, 2015

    Something about Haneke's style is deeply moving. I will be revisiting this film soon enough that is for sure.

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  • Snorfle

    ★★½ Watched by Snorfle 14 Apr, 2015

    Haneke's "Crash". Pretty slow, but I could watch Binoche doing ADR and re-shoots all day.

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  • Andrew Davis

    ★★ Watched by Andrew Davis 07 Apr, 2015

    On the surface, there is a good movie that could work. The idea of splitting up separate stories to show the real issue of miscommunication that can affect not just two individuals but entire nations is something that needs to be examined more and fortunately Michael Haneke made the choice to examine this. Unfortunately, "Code Unknown" fails spectacularly at being something worthwhile because Haneke stretches this out too long. The idea is fresh and something that must be examined, but…

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  • katia_aitak

    ★★½ Watched by katia_aitak 05 Apr, 2015

    Love haneke, love binoche. But this film was not my favourite

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  • Dan Gaertner

    ★★½ Watched by Dan Gaertner 04 Apr, 2015

    Michael Haneke's "Code Unknown" starts off on fire with a most curious premise and then... Zzzzzzzz. The viewer is presented with one mundane sequence after another until the film slightly rallies for the close. Why alienate when you have your audience in your hand?

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