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8/10
Unexpected movie story , watch it to the end ..
mohammadjalshowbaki14 April 2020
May be slow at the beginning , but after first 45 min. The movie take another long and deep way of old events , i like it , heart touching and tell us true events . Worth watching.
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9/10
Powerful
mmaguina14 October 2019
While the plot is somewhat predictable and Elyas MBarek a bit too old for the character he plays the movie is a compelling thriller. Franco Nero delivers a powerful performance. Worth watching!
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9/10
Best Courtroom drama !
saptesh78630 October 2019
A young lawyer defends a killer, ( Collini) who killed lawyer's mentor. While proceeding we found revealing mystery behind killing. Although movie starts very slowly and nothing going ahead till half hour gone, but after that movie starts to grip you and then enjoying shocking suspense till the end. Details of old time law and its codes are described well and we realised that same low is used to save Collini while he could not prove real accused before. Must watchable. Good acting by leading actors. perfect casing.
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8/10
In the mouth of madnesses
shahrad3 September 2020
European Cinema has a rich history when it comes to political-criminal genre. Movies like Z, The Butterfly on the Shoulder, Sacco and Vanzetti, The Secret in Her Eyes, The Lives of Others,..etc. took the breaths of their audience in the past decades. And I will add The Collini Case in my 'top movies' list. TCC is a slow paced movie with jaw dropping suspense. Its great storyline, remarkable actings and very clever direction will push you at the edge of your seat for entire two hours. Despite the fact that history has always been told by conquerers, good films in the genre never ceased to fascinate their audience and its the magic of cinema. A very touching film! 8/10
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9/10
Impressive
jwbakker21 March 2020
Masterpiece. So great that this piece of German history is brought by German filmmakers. Acting and script realistic. Story line exactly the correct pace.
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9/10
Touching and thrilling
kostehrenberg24 April 2019
Starting like a better TV crime movie, The Collini Case turns suddenly into one of the best drama films I have seen for a long time. A very emotional and also shocking movie and yes, real good cinema from Germany. I hope for a nomination for the oscar for the international feature film.

Don't forget tissues, and please note that the movie has some (necessarily) heavy scenes.
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10/10
Great story, great movie
martin-joest21 May 2019
Maybe this story is not true, but there are thousands of stories like this. It is a memorial to justice, not to law(s). And a reminder against fascism and similar idologies. Watch the movie, read the book. Once, twice and more. Tell all the people you know. This movie is a reminder
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10/10
Beautifully done - Great legal thriller with a heart
seekingliving16 April 2020
The movie was slow at the start and kept you guessing what really made the accused murder, Was he paid for the murder? Was it men-slaughter? Was it a corporate crime? Once the defendant lawyer started digging, the movie started to pick up.

Overall the story is beautifully done and edited - A bit slow but it needed the pace as it was quite emotional.

100 % recommended if you like legal drama.
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9/10
Every film that reminds of the German horrors in WW2 is important
erankatz-7176631 July 2020
Wonderful and well written. Great actors, scenes and script.
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**** Where's The Slack?
velvet_zoo25 September 2019
Mr. M'Barek does a good job playing an overzealous young lawyer, new to the game, believing in justice in a world that is everything but fair. Taking over his first case he will have to learn to make choices he did not study in law school. So far the premise seems like a great old sweater, worn many times, but somehow still comfy. Somehow it was knitted with too many different threads of wool. Penned down by at least three credited writers on the leash of nine credited producers, this plot feels overwritten by throwing in bundles of issues and coincidences. Each by its own, fully acted out, would have worked for me. Together it kind of fell apart. I don't know if it's all in the novel, it probably is, but novels thrive on other things than actors creating believable characters. I wish the ambitious script had cut this ambitious lawyer some slack for expanding Mr. M'Bareks portfolio. Three stars and a half.
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5/10
Too stretched out
butkutesea10 October 2019
Good plot and interesting story but the long shots do not give any extra information nor create the right atmosphere
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9/10
Great movie
moritz-frueh12 November 2020
Warning: Spoilers
It is a really good movie and time flies even if this movie has about 110 minutes. It's not only a movie it's also a historical catch up and criticism about the after war handling of Germany. I'm really sad right now!
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5/10
More originality
votkydanielle6 October 2020
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In the first half hour of the movie all I could see was the resemblance with Fracture (Anthony Hopkins)
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8/10
Very entertaining and interesting courtroom drama
dereklambe7 June 2020
The story is not particularly original and it is quite predictable. However, it is very well done and engages one's interest the whole way through. It felt like a shorter movie than two hours. Well worth a watch if you want an entertaining, intelligent legal thriller.
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7/10
A tedious start with a powerful finale
Major_Fletcher20 February 2020
You will enjoy this movie, if you like good courtroom dramas, especially in the second hour it's really enjoyable and thrilling till the end. For me the first hour was way to tedious, to slow-paced with a few unnecessary scenes.

The movie is about the first case of a young lawyer. In the first place it seems the murder case is rather simple to clarify, but on the second look there is much more behind the curtain as you can imagine.

After a while i only wanted to know what really happened, but during the second hour i couldn't look away from the tv screen. I think Elyas M'Barek can perform a lot better but the rest of the main cast is acting pretty well.

Cheers, Boyka
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10/10
Astonishing movie
rtrampler30 April 2019
Not what you would expect from Elias M'Barek but it was better than I could have imagined. The story from von Schirach discusses moral and he depicts legal issues in an outstanding manner without being boring to outsiders. I would really recommend watching the movie.
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5/10
Had potential but failed.
er-usmani12 October 2019
Watching this movie, one of the many problems you are going to notice right away is the lack of character development. There is not enough backstory for any of the characters for the viewer to really connect with them.

The second biggest problem probably arises from the first one. The movie is nowhere as engaging and immersive as the director/cast is hoping it is. This movie failed to generate the right emotional response at the right times. It being a trial court drama, one intuitively links it to the "A Few Good" men and sighs at how this movie just falls short at its climax.

Nice try but meh.
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7/10
Well made, nice but...
majidbhurgri-111 November 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie although transformation of a person from a sadistic cold blooded murdered into a caring person was a bit unpalatable.

Moreover, while 10 for 1 retaliation is condemned, and rightly so, in present times 100 for 1 retaliation goes mostly unchecked.
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5/10
Watchable but not really enjoyable.
IFism29 October 2019
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The film is watchable, but not really enjoyable. The characters are quite poorly portrayed, their motives unclear, and the plot is lacking a good starting point and has several credibility flaws. The main character, Caspar, naively takes the case not knowing that he's gonna be defending a man who murdered a grandfather of his childhood best friend, a man who in a way was like a father to him. Despite the overwhelming memories he takes interest in the convict (who, btw, does not speak at all and does not want to collaborate) and does everything in his power to understand him and help him, even if it means he would find out something unpleasant about the man who helped him and supported him so much in every sense. It is extremely unlikely that anyone would act like that in the first place (being compassionate toward and taking a side of a murderer who killed a person you love). Further on, the ways he finds out what had happened are ridiculous. If the murder weapon had not been a really specific gun, Caspar would have never inquired about his client's family (official records of course, since Mr Collini was not willing to talk). Really?! Further on, it does not seem likely that Mayer, who committed such a terrible crime, would be so kind towards a Turkish boy and his mother. Further on, the relationship between Caspar and Johanna is seriously messed up and what are the odds that despite his multiple betrayals (defending a man who killed her dear grandfather, insisting on defending the man whose motives he does not know despite everything, triumphantly publicly disclosing that her grandfather was a Nazi, etc) she would be looking for his attention and a shoulder to cry on. And further on, and further on...
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8/10
Tought they were allies. Germany and Italy...
ronjacinto2 February 2020
Very good plot with good acting. Predictable, but, yet, good entertainment.
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5/10
Someone wants movie award.
pitikuss13 October 2019
Playing it safe, if you want to win any movie prize, make a movie about WW2 ...corresponding with victor's history view...

Getting very boring by now...

No matter the implementation. It's beating the dead horse well beyond decomposition...
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10/10
Absolutely thrilling, but not for the faint of heart
lestarte24 April 2019
It really was worth seeing, with good actors and nice settings and camera angles, and of course a gripping story. Also, the screen writers did a good job, too. But, beware freshly baked parents - it could get a little bit intense. Not what you'd expect now with my warning, but just be warned.
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10/10
Touching and great pictures!!!
info-883-34358327 October 2019
An unexpectedly sensational and touching movie. The pictures are greatfull and I can recommend the film to anyone!!
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8/10
Unlike many other German productions, The Collini Case is a film of international class from start to finish!
marioprmpi30 January 2020
Positive:
  • strong and charismatic cast
  • emotionally engaging
  • soundtrack


Negative:
  • in some phases lack of seriousness to the importance of this complex topic -> a straight thriller format would have been more appropriate
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10/10
An awesome courtroom thriller
mjanssens261 July 2021
I won't give anything away to spoil the plot or outcome but this is a brilliant courtroom thriller with fantastic performances. The lead actor is superb and easy on the eyes if you like a tall, dark, and handsome look. The film isn't one that spends a ton of time in a courtroom, and it gives the viewer many other fascinating scenes and locations which help build the momentum of the awesome story. One of the better films I've seen lately. Available to stream on Tubi as of July 2021.
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