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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film The State I Am In

    2-3. Pretty much what it says on the tin. I think it's kinda funny that the terrorist angle really doesn't mean much beyond serving as a condition to twist Jeanne's life with secrets and lives. It really is about the 'state' she's in, and not much else. The teen rebellion stuff is actually pretty ordinary, given the circumstances: she smokes, steals, has sex, etc. It's really not a big deal.

  2. MONSIEURDE's rating of the film The State I Am In

  3. marinos@agxivatein.com's rating of the film The State I Am In

    Well, if it ended 1 minute earlier I might have given 5 stars.. that kind of 'catharsis' was really not needed. Anyway, it's a very good film - powerful idea and skilfully implemented plus the acting has been really good. On the occasion of a problematic family of fugitives, Petzold pinpoints on intra-family relationship in all their complexities as well as in their social impact.

  4. suede's rating of the film The State I Am In

    5/10. Underwhelming, considering its glowing reception by German critics and its rank as Petzold's breakthrough film. For many "Berlin School" clichés, look no further: permanently gloomy faces, the looks of a 1980s TV film, and overlong takes. Most importantly in light of this tragedy's realistic pretensions, the law-enforcement material was BS. Never got the hype about Julia Hummer either—what a joke.

  5. José Neves's rating of the film The State I Am In

    Ghosts are Petzold friends, as we may see in his best films like "Gespenster" or "Yella", but political issues is his most consistent subject. In this "Running on Empty" fiction, like in Lumet's film, there is enough drama to buid interest, but, helas, not enough formal vertigo. The vigilant cameras moments are very good, like inserts in the movie that makes"ghosts" appears, installing an idea of threat.

  6. Ben Gook's rating of the film The State I Am In

    Enjoyed this far more than Yella.

  7. CafeGradiva's rating of the film The State I Am In

  8. FailedImitator's rating of the film The State I Am In

    I don't know what to think of that ending. Then again, I really can't imagine it ending any other way.

  9. Sancar Seckiner's rating of the film The State I Am In

    Interesting and different taste from German Cinema.

  10. wpqx's rating of the film The State I Am In

    Just watched this and it's easily the best Petzold film I've seen, loved it