• Kishan Kumar

    ★★★★ Watched by Kishan Kumar 30 Apr, 2016

    The only other film by Mr. Haneke that I've watched is The Piano Teacher, and I was almost immediately arrested by the aesthetics of this director. His grasp on the art of cinema is clearly masterful. I must quickly start watching his other films.

    Code Unknown left me bewildered through its runtime. One scene in which the Romanian immigrant Maria spills her hearts out and lets out her pains about being embarrassed by begging really stood out as being the…

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  • Rti03

    ★★★ Watched by Rti03 23 Apr, 2016

    ”Who’s a jerk?”

    I’m a fan of Michael Haneke; he’s a filmmaker who usually focuses his attention and talents in realistic portrayals of people who are faced with conflicts that seem to gain an insurmountable dimension. This way one can state that Haneke is an observer of the human condition and few cineastes are able to examine it with such clear-cut precision. Some may view Haneke’s approach to storytelling as dispassionate, distant and cold, but I on the other hand…

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  • Joakim

    ★★★★ Watched by Joakim 17 Apr, 2016

    Did not connect with this one as much as his other late 90s and onward films, but it was still fascinating and perplexing, frustrating and uncomfortable, as expected by the Han.

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  • Paul

    ★★★½ Watched by Paul 16 Apr, 2016

    How come all the pictures that dude took on the subway, using a remote cord with a camera hanging around his neck, are presented in portrait instead of landscape?

    That's okay. The long takes and tracking shots make up for it.

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  • RoundMyWay

    ★★★½ Watched by RoundMyWay 09 Apr, 2016

    Overall I liked “Code Unknown,” but wished there the focus on the varying perspectives remained. In the film, an altercation between a white and a black teen over the treatment of a homeless Romanian woman leads to negative consequences for all. The film is like “Crash,” but much much better. The honesty of Michael Haneke about how people really are and what they really think is unflinching and uncomfortable at times. My big criticism is that the focus stays on…

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  • Chacko

    ★★★½ Watched by Chacko 14 Apr, 2016

    W Lenn

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  • Monsignor_Carr

    ★★★½ Watched by Monsignor_Carr 01 Apr, 2016

    A stark yet moving treatise on modern society and its ethical dilemmas.

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  • Zach Carter

    ★★★★★ Watched by Zach Carter 06 Apr, 2016

    the way its edited is probably the best aspect, the constant cut to black as if we were switching channels on a tv, back and forth through each show. but the shows are connected through one event. the story is excellent, i love the kind of story too. like the idea that everyone has their own life and problems and following a few people and seeing their lives. shows interesting aspects of racial and social class relations in Europe. not to mention its beautiful. shot composition is remarkable. Haneke's direction is spot on.

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  • Kenzie Richards

    ★★★★ Watched by Kenzie Richards 06 Apr, 2016

    -This film explores issues of race and class division with the kind of nuance and thoughtfulness that I don't think any other film can come close to. Like most other Haneke films, this movie doesn't tell you how to think or feel about any of the questions it raises. It just wants you to think about them. No one in this film is demonized or put on a pedestal, unlike a lot of other films that attempt to explore racial/class…

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  • Matthew Weissenborn

    ★★★★ Watched by Matthew Weissenborn 05 Apr, 2016

    A fascinating character study of humanity.

    After hearing about European director Micheal Haneke so much, I was finally able to get my hands on one of his films. I can honestly say it was a very enlightening experience. The film begins with a simple altercation on the sidewalk after a boy crumples up a bag and gives it to a beggar mocking her. Another bystander sees this and is upset, he confronts the boy and they have a little skirmish.…

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  • loopdloop

    ★★★½ Watched by loopdloop 05 Apr, 2016

    Acting 8/10
    Dialogue 8/10
    Story 6/10
    Visuals 8/10
    Sound 6/10
    Pacing 6/10
    Overall Enjoyment 6/10

    67/100

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  • A_lonely_grape

    ★★★½ Watched by A_lonely_grape 26 Mar, 2016

    Wasn't the light hearted comedy I was expecting, but it'll do.

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