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Phoenix

Nellie is a concentration-camp survivor who is unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery. She returns to Berlin in order to find her estranged husband, Johnny. Her goal becomes clear: she must figure out whether he betrayed her to the Nazis or not.
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Time Out London by Cath Clarke

It works and then some, making for a noirish and complex emotional thriller. And Hoss is incredible, playing Nelly with the shuffling gait and haunted expression of a dead woman walking.
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Slant Magazine by James Lattimer

Christian Petzold never luxuriates in all this film history, but rather channels the artifice and affect it embodies into new insights.
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The Hollywood Reporter by Jordan Mintzer

Both a powerful allegory for post-war regeneration and a rich Hitchcockian tale of mistaken identity, Phoenix once again proves that German filmmaker Christian Petzold and his favorite star, Nina Hoss, are clearly one of the best director-actor duos working in movies today.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto) by Nathalie Atkinson

With a riveting performance-within-a-performance of subtle physicality by Nina Hoss, the charade in which a woman plays her own doppelganger certainly borrows tension, look and conventions from postwar film noir.
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Variety by Scott Foundas

Because Petzold is such a gifted storyteller, with the lean, driving narrative sense of the film noir masters, he also keeps those twists and turns chugging smoothly along, building to a climax so expertly orchestrated that one imagines he started with it in mind and worked the rest of the movie backward from there.
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Village Voice by Stephanie Zacharek

The director's last film was the superb 2012 Barbara, also starring Hoss and Zehrfeld, another romance with a mystery built in; Phoenix is an even finer piece of work, so beautifully made that it comes close to perfect.

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