Invincible (2001)
Invincible (2001) Genre(s): Drama

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Tim Roth, Jouko Ahola, Anna Gourari, Max Raabe, Jacob Wein, Gustav-Peter Wohler, Udo Kier, Herbert Golder, Gary Bart, Renate Krossner, Ben-Tzion Hershberg, Rebecca Wein, Raphael Wein, Daniel Wein, Chana Wein

Synopsis: A Jewish strongman takes a performing job in Berlin in the 1930s. Inspired by a true story.

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Ripley's movie review

The director and writer took liberties with the truth and I was ok with that. After all, it wasn't a documentary. But you know those little bits they sometimes put up at the end of movies that are based on true stories? Usually a few lines of text saying what happened after the time period covered by the movie? I expect those to be true and in this case, at least one contained an outright lie. And that, in my opinion, is just wrong.

Not that it really matters though. The movie was so slow and so boring that most people won't get that far. Roth was good and very intense and the sets were great but Ahola was obviously hired for his size and strength and not his acting ability (he has none) and Gourari was hired strictly for her piano playing abilities (she's very good at that).

Skip it.

Added 30 November 2004 at 5:32 PM