• Wesley Emblidge

    ★★★★ Watched by Wesley Emblidge 11 Feb, 2016

    For the most part this works really well for me, but the main issue I have is something most people praised: Ulrich Mühe's performance. It's a very measured, quiet one, and there's a lot of value in that. But the screenplay doesn't give us much of an understanding of why it's this "case" that changes him, and I assume Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (best name in cinema history? Honestly.) wanted that to come through the performance more. I never got…


  • Rahul Dutta

    ★★★★ Watched by Rahul Dutta 15 Dec, 2015 1

    a really good movie...worth to watch this movie.


  • mahandhi

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by mahandhi 09 Feb, 2016

    Kalme spionagethriller, gefocust op een stasi-bespieder met een groot rechtvaardigheidsgevoel. Kalm, ietwat steriel verteltempo, waardoor de acteurs misschien nog meer indruk maken. De nogal aangedikte muziek op emotionele momenten is daarom eigenlijk niet nodig. Vond hem nog beter dan de eerste keer dat ik hem zag.


  • Julia

    Watched by Julia 03 Feb, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    wasn't weisler supposed to be so smart and careful???? THEN WHY did he leave a huge red fingerprint on the fucking report if he was...... i'm losing my sleep over this weak ass resolution


  • jto111

    ★★★½ Added by jto111

    An honourable, if slightly overrated, drama from director Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck.


  • Chris

    ★★★★½ Watched by Chris 31 Jan, 2016

    Watched this as part of The Movie World Trip – Part Three: Europe

    One of the best german movies I've ever seen.


  • Jye Briscoe

    ★★★★ Watched by Jye Briscoe 29 Jan, 2016

    Still working my way through various "best movies" lists, I've finally watched The Lives of Others, which I've put off watching for years for no real reason whatsoever.

    This slow paced film manages to stay engaging throughout, providing some real thrilling moments of suspense and anxiety.


  • Carrie Nelson

    ★★★½ Watched by Carrie Nelson 22 Jan, 2016

    I suspect I would have gotten a lot more out of this film had I walked into it with a more in-depth understanding of the Communist regime of East Germany. For obvious and valid reasons, the film assumes that the viewer will be approaching the film with a certain level of background knowledge. Since I didn't have that, I think my appreciation can only go so far.

    That said, it's a beautifully produced film. Save for that one scene with…


  • soccerjulchen

    ★★★★½ Added by soccerjulchen

    Packender und ergreifender Film


  • Luis Cardel

    ★★★ Watched by Luis Cardel 18 Jan, 2016

    Poetic, well made, storyline that opens and closes, good acting, missing some cinematography or visual proposal.


  • Nicole Miles

    ★★★½ Added by Nicole Miles



  • bingoringo

    ★★★★½ Added by bingoringo

    Amazing political drama with a mesmerizing performance from the late ulrich mühe.