• Ben Lott

    ★★★ Watched by Ben Lott 13 May, 2015

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

    I personally didn't know the plot device used in Run Lola Run so if the story construction will be a spoiler to you, then I guess beware because I have to talk about it. I tend to really enjoy movies that explore the whole butterfly effect idea, and this movie does it by showing the same events with only slight changes and then presents how dramatically that affects the path of the characters' lives. What's really interesting is they also…


  • kurt k

    ★★★★ Watched by kurt k 19 Feb, 2014

    watched this in class... no one really liked it except for me......


  • Paul Davey

    ★★★ Watched by Paul Davey 28 Apr, 2015

    Left me kind of underwhelmed.


  • Hazey Jane

    ★★★★ Added by Hazey Jane

    All I wanna know is: Did Lola's mother ever get her shampoo?

    But in all seriousness: Great movie! The whole "one small event can have a major impact on the future" thing has been done a lot in film, but this movie did it in a way that was very unique and thrilling. Would definitely recommend!


  • Sumner Forbes

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Sumner Forbes 25 Apr, 2015

    As one of the more memorable European films from the late 1990s, Run Lola Run remains a pivotal and influential film. Tom Tyker had his finger on the pulse of the Western world in the 1990s. Almost twenty years later, it is clear that the film is a product of its time. Even so, the strong performances, frenetic pace, and the innovative narrative still manage to provide enjoyment and Tyker subsequently provided a stylistic framework for many films, including the…


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  • syxxpac

    ★★★★ Added by syxxpac

    An energetic and insanely quirky piece of German pop art, constituting three different stories which make it a unique faux-Rashomon spin on the multiple event technique. If it wasn't for the sketchy dubbing work that diluted the power of what certainly looked like a fantastic performance from Franka Potente, I'd have nothing to complain about other than its extremely short runtime. But based on the story(s) it was telling, the latter could hardly be considered a criticism with legs... to run with... Yeah. I figured that pun would RUN out of steam before it got started. Shame on me.


  • Morris

    ★★★★ Watched by Morris 15 Apr, 2015

    Lola and Manny get something that most people would kill for; a second chance. Manny makes a horrible mistake that has to be fixed in a very short time, or else he dies. He calls his girlfriend for help and she takes action. Lola's desperate attempt to save her boyfriend is told three times, all with diffrent outcomes. They try to solve the problem and when their plan doesn't work, they simply start over. How this start-over is possible is…


  • Rocco

    ★★★★ Watched by Rocco 09 Apr, 2015

    Worthy of every bit of the praise it gets. From ideas to execution, this is extremely well realized. I have a hard time calling it dated, because of how influential it clearly was, but I imagine this is (to a smaller degree) how people feel these days watching The Matrix for the first time. Still incredible, but very little edge anymore.


  • DanStew

    ★★★½ Rewatched by DanStew 09 Apr, 2015

    It's all about the editing. It moves fast, and it's over before you know it. It's a triumph of vision and style, but not much else.


  • Andrew Kelly

    ★★★½ Watched by Andrew Kelly 19 Jul, 2014

    According to one poster tagline, 'Run Lola Run' is "hot, fast and post-human" – and while that seems to mean nothing, it also sums up the film fairly well. It's a great little post-'Pulp Fiction'/late 90s euro crowd-pleaser, structured around a 'what if?' scenario that plays out three different ways depending on the smallest change of circumstance.

    It's also very much of its time – which is only enhanced by my DVD being one of those magical discs where 'filmographies' are considered a 'special feature' and only go up to 1999.

    It doesn't really demand re-watching, but if you haven't yet indulged once you definitely should.


  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 07 Apr, 2015

    Effortlessly kinetic and dynamic, it somehow pointed the way forward for non-linear editing and narrative while still remaining very much of its time and place. You can easily lump this in with the rest of the European crime flicks of the '90s (The Professional,Pusher, Trainspotting, Lock Stock..., even Ronin to a certain extent) but it also feels very much its own beast, raw and edgy and original. Undoubtedly dated (especially in its use of animation and music), but still progressive - and transgressive - even today.