Invincible (2001)HD Closed Captioning
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The film is based on the true story of Zishe Breitbart, a Jewish blacksmith's son from Poland who becomes a sensation in Weimar, Berlin, as a mythical strongman. His employer Hanussen dreams of establishing an all-powerful Ministry of the Occult in Hitler's government. Yet as Hitler's hold on power grows more sure, and Berlin erupts in a ferment of anti-Semitism, Zishe must decide how he will use his strength. Plagued by nightmares, he takes counsel from a local rabbi and becomes convinced that he has been chosen by God to warn his people of the grave danger they face. Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Tim Roth ("Rob Roy," "Pulp Fiction") and Udo Kier ("Blade," "Ace Venture: Pet Detective").
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 52
- Fresh: 28
- Rotten: 24
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Embellished with touches of magic realism and washed in a voluptuous quasi-Wagnernian score, Invincible, when at its best, is almost as seductive as Hanussen's games of smoke and mirrors.
Fresh: Half-baked Herzog, though it has twinkles of theatrical purity that remind you of when his vision was grand.
Rotten: It's difficult for a longtime admirer of his work to not be swept up in Invincible and overlook its drawbacks.
Rotten: Feels less like a change in [Herzog's] personal policy than a half-hearted fluke.