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7.9 out of 10

Barbara

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Overall 9
9.0
Actors overall 9
9.2
Audio 10
9.5

Barbara (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
20 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The Yalta Conference during WWII resulted in the allies dividing Germany into occupation zones to prevent it from threatening Europe ever again. The result was an East Germany left to wallow under the iron fisted grip of communism for over 40 years. The film Barbara is a portrait of a woman who lives in a country that can only persist by crushing man's natural inclination to be free.
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Overall 6
5.8
Movie overall 8
8.0
Audio 7
7.0
Extras 1
1.0

BARBARA - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
6 May 2013
  • Summary: Christian Petzold and Nina Hoss are quickly becoming one of the world's premiere director-actress pairings.
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Overall 10
10

Barbara

AV Club
20 December 2012
  • Excerpt: It’s the wind that does it. As much as banished East German doctor Nina Hoss, the wind that scours the countryside and threatens to wipe Hoss away is a principal character in Christian Petzold’s pensive drama Barbara . A cypher at first, Hoss keeps to herself, rebuffing even mild courtesies from boss Ronald Zehrfeld.
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Overall 8
8.0

Barbara Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
18 December 2012
  • Summary: Selected to represent Germany at the Oscars, Christian Petzold's "Barbara" (2012) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of German label Indigo. The supplemental features on the disc include original trailer for the film and two featurettes with director Christian Petzold, actors Nina Hoss and Ronald Zehrfeld, cinematographer Hans Fromm, costume designer Anette Guther, and production designer K.D. Gruber.
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Overall 8
8.0

Barbara

Flicks
31 March 2014
  • Summary: In the recent past, communist-era Germany has served as the inspiration for entertaining crowd-pleasers such as Goodbye, Lenin! and The Lives of Others : the former poked fun at the phenomenon of ostalgie (nostalgia for East Germany), while the latter entered the world of Stasi spying to produce a paranoid Orwellian thriller.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: "Barbara" has an austerity of style reminiscent of life in East Germany - nothing is explained or expounded upon, and the viewer is required to work out the situation for themselves as clues are gradually disclosed. Relationships are taut due to the difficulty in determining between informant and friend. Still, it's compelling to watch as intrigue builds.
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Overall 8
8.0

Barbara

Empire Online
19 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Tough and tender, it's the best Iron Curtain drama since The Lives Of Others.
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Overall 8
8.0

Barbara

totalfilm.com
19 September 2012
Overall 7
6.5
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 2
2.0

Barbara

dvd.nl
3 February 2014
  • Summary: De Oost-Duitse arts Barbara wordt verbannen naar een provincieziekenhuis, omdat ze een aanvraag voor een uitreisvisum heeft gedaan. Ze vertrouwt niemand meer, ook collega André niet, die juist probeert haar op haar gemak te stellen. Barbara is een sfeervol, bij vlagen indrukwekkend drama dat heel mooi de sfeer van wantrouwen uit de DDR in de jaren ’80 weet neer te zetten.
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Overall 8
8.3

Medmänsklighet under press

svd.se
9 August 2012
  • Excerpt: En ensam kvinna cyklar på en ödslig landsväg. Hennes ansikte är slutet, hennes tramp är bestämda. Hon kastar inga blickar åt sidan. Manusförfattaren och regissören Christian Petzold lyckas skapa en speciell atmosfär redan från första bildrutan. Det tar ett tag innan man lägger märke till att filmen inte har någon musik. Vi hör bara enstaka billjud, vinden i träden, en hund som skäller, vilket förstärker ensamheten kring kvinnan.
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