Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Berlin Syndrome – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I can see why people dug Berlin Syndrome.  It’s often tense, always well performed and looks great.  I enjoyed it for a lot of it’s run time.  But there’s my main issue with the film: It’s run time.  Berlin Syndrome isn’t a long film but it does manage to repeat a lot of the same themes and ideas across making it feel a lot longer than it is.  There’s great a sub one hour twenty minute film here but as it plays out with numerous escape attempts that fail time and time again and the will he wont he get caught moments, by the end I found myself getting more than a little bored.  That’s aid It’s had great reviews so maybe it’s just me…

Best Bit: Teresa Palmer’s performance

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Get Out, Raw, Room

IMDB Rating: 5 out of 10 stars


Author: Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...