It's flawed - it should have been confined solely to the courtroom, cutting Dietrich's character - and while not exactly subtle by today's standards, there's plenty of nuance, wisdom and colour in Abby Mann's extraordinary script. An acting masterclass - Schell, Garland and Lancaster are terrific - it works best in that claustrophobic room, full of men blaming men, with no score, just powerful words and glances.
The Nuremberg trials may be remembered by history as an exercise in futility (all those sentenced eventually went free) but Kramer's film still provides great discussion regarding culpability, morality, justice and nationalism. The camera movement of Ernest Laszlo is remarkable as is the scripting by Abby Mann. Performances are stellar especially Maximilian Schell and a stoic Burt Lancaster.
Opera di proporzioni bibliche,con un cast stellare che riflette la grandezza della Hollywood anni '60.Un manuale splendido di legalità,giustizia e arte oratoria che si appresta ad infiniti ragionamenti sulla vita,sulla civiltà,su tutto.Immagini in tribunale strazianti,le zoomate e le panoramiche dell'aula sono da capogiro.Andrebbe proiettato nelle scuole per far comprendere il significato della parola"cinema". Epico.
Powerful, cruel and astonishingly ambiguous. It leaves the audiences speechless mostly thanks to the doubtful meaning of justice and its ramifications. Top notch interpretations and world class filmmaking make Judgment at Nuremberg a courtroom that cannot be missed. More than a movie, Judgment at Nuremberg is an event!