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NYT Critic's Pick Astonishing. A harrowing World War II psychodrama. --Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Hollywood will be hard-pressed to come up with a more horrifying film this year than writer-director Robert Schwentke's The Captain... A brave and uncompromising indictment of human nature, Teutonic or otherwise ... Absurdist burlesque ... Hardly the kind of penitent, play-it-safe war movie we so often get from Germany: grim, TV-funded costume dramas that get caught up in all the period-correct pageantry while respectfully distancing themselves from the past. Few and far between are the movies ... that actually implicate modern viewers in the evil, which is precisely what makes The Captain such a remarkable film. --Peter DeBruge, Variety

Chilling and yet, at times, almost farcical...Unnerving and surreal...A psychological exploration of fascism's roots in the cowardly human heart...Max Hubacher's performance is a masterful physical feat. --April Wolfe, The Village Voice

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