Critics Consensus

Critics Consensus: The White Ribbon Is Certified Fresh

Plus, we recap some of the biggest films still in theaters.

by | December 30, 2009 | Comments

The final week of the year brings no wide releases, but Michael Haneke‘s Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon hits theaters in limited release. What do the critics have to say?



[tomatometer]MuzeID=1213212[/tomatometer]

The White Ribbon

Michael Haneke’s films are not for the faint of heart. Best known in the United States for Cache and Funny Games, the Austrian maestro makes haunting thrillers that burn into your psyche. Critics say his latest, the Certified Fresh The White Ribbon, ranks among his very best. Set in a small German town in the days before World War I, the film tells the tale of a series of horrible events that at first seem random – until it appears there’s a sinister explanation. The critics say The White Ribbon is hypnotic, disturbing, and ultimately thought-provoking – another fine effort from a director that refuses to compromise his unsettling vision.


Also opening this week in limited release:

Still in theaters this week:

Tag Cloud

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt The CW Trivia DC Comics Sneak Peek harry potter cooking Musicals aliens 007 Awards boxoffice dramedy TNT Martial Arts YA Reality Competition TV Land TCM Nominations El Rey FX NBC Cartoon Network BBC Sci-Fi CBS sports SundanceTV A&E E3 SDCC Nat Geo ESPN Spring TV Holidays biography singing competition History Year in Review TCA 2017 Lionsgate sitcom composers NYCC technology 24 frames Winter TV ABC crime thriller docudrama GoT Horror Action Watching Series Logo Dark Horse Comics Photos Animation Superheroes AMC Rocky Netflix zombie war Nickelodeon Cosplay Comedy Central period drama 2017 MTV Extras Summer based on movie Amazon politics Super Bowl ITV Starz Interview VH1 The Arrangement Fantasy Masterpiece TruTV BET thriller VICE crime drama Showtime crime Best and Worst Video Games Star Wars Oscars President GIFs First Look Marvel police drama Fox News TCA Thanksgiving vampires IFC Musical FXX Schedule Podcast Comedy HBO Winners Countdown USA Lifetime Food Network Ghostbusters Disney Certified Fresh supernatural social media discovery science fiction Pop Box Office Set visit Tomatazos diversity Reality E! Crackle Opinion Character Guide adventure Fall TV Mindy Kaling Rock PBS TBS cinemax Sundance Rom-Com Freeform Mystery political drama Mary Tyler Moore Adult Swim APB Disney Channel WGN Writers Guild of America Ellie Kemper Emmys CMT historical drama Drama Biopics Syfy TIFF Star Trek GLAAD PaleyFest X-Men cops LGBTQ travel transformers Premiere Dates psycho comiccon Grammys Teen serial killer Bravo Music Pirates Universal Polls and Games CNN BBC America Trailer Hulu ABC Family 2016 RT History Infographic Toys Esquire Calendar TLC Comic Book American Society of Cinematographers Marathons MSNBC CBS All Access Valentine's Day Tumblr OWN Kids & Family TV Country Red Carpet DirecTV 2015 Election FOX