Labyrinth of Lies
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Fehling gives a commanding physical performance as he transitions from ambition to despair to, finally, resolve.
Boyd van Hoeij
The Hollywood Reporter
The film deftly explores the story's complex moral issues from several sides.
An intelligent and arresting fact-based drama.
The New York Times
It is content to be a chilly, disquieting study of a society in a state of denial until the truth is bared.
Christian Science Monitor
At least the film brings up a disturbing piece of history without sensationalizing it. And it does believably portray why so many Germans, with the war at last over and the economy beginning to boom, preferred to forget what many claimed they never knew.
It only scratches the surface of the mass psychological wounds and trauma that the trials unleashed on the Germany psyche.
It's to the film's credit that truth-telling here looks as hard as it does noble, and that the Holocaust is not treated just as a suspense story's macguffin.
Los Angeles Times
Labyrinth of Lies too often feels like machine-stamped issue cinema from a moldy Hollywood playbook.
While the topic of mass delusion is fascinating, this film is too unfocused to turn it into compelling drama.
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
Labyrinth of Lies hits every genre cliché, from the mawkish score to the no-dialogue-montage-of-tragedy. Perhaps inevitably, it’s Germany’s submission for the best foreign film Oscar.
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