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Metascore

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90
A fascinating, veritable self-portrait, masterfully culled from a trove of archival materials.
80
Brilliantly edited for drama and irony, The Goebbels Experiment juxtaposes little-seen German propaganda films with excerpts from Goebbels' diary.
80
The New York Times
A rare and chilling glimpse into a brilliant but toxic mind.
75
Weirdly enthralling film.
75
Informative and illuminating.
75
New York Post
Seeing what Hitler's propaganda minister saw, hearing only his diary entries and what he heard, we effectively live inside the monster's head.
70
Would be funny if it weren't so horrifying.
63
New York Daily News
Ultimately, the project suffers from a nearly complete lack of contextualization. We could surely use some background on Goebbels' complicity in mass genocide while listening to him brag about his beautiful, healthy children and happy family life.
60
Mostly though, The Goebbels Experiment proves that historical figures have the worst perspective on themselves.
50
The master propagandist comes across here as a brooding, insecure megalomaniac--or at times, a bitchy member of a particularly malevolent high school clique, an effect enhanced by some of narrator Kenneth Branagh's English line readings.

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