Rammbock

Variety

An effective slice of genre moviemaking on a budget. Frosh helmer Marvin Kren and scribe Benjamin Hessler have clearly absorbed the conventions of the genre, from George Romero to "28 Weeks Later," but this compact Teuton take on two innocent strangers facing an undead apocalypse is singular enough to please more than just die-hard zombie fans (...)The influence of Romero's 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead" and countless others can be felt, though rather than simply aping rote genre conventions, the filmmakers have enough flair and talent to keep things fresh, even without much subtext. (...) As in "Rear Window," the setting here is used to generate a sort of paranoid unease and creepy menace that quickly seeps into the pauses between the violent zombie attacks. (...) Kren is a precise director of action and actors, and Hessler not only has a strong ear for dialogue but also likes to toy with viewers' expectations. Pic inventively moves the characters from one apartment to the other as the protags attempt to stay one step ahead of the monsters

Boyd Van Hoeij

FilmSprung

Marvin Kren and Benjamin Heussler succeed to create a most impressive claustrophobic effect.

Thomas Hunzike

Variety

Will please more than just die-hard zombie fans

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eatmybrains

Romero would be proud!

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Devildread

One of the great qualities of the film remains the true commitment to the characters. From the rejected lover trying to reconnect with his beautiful sidekick to all the inhabitants of the building ... no fashion plates, no stereotype staggering. Sensations close to reality, real concerns without yielding to portraits smooth and expected. The movie even pays a surprising visit in the drama genre (the suicide of a survivor who has lost his half). The director has enough tact to avoid the easy pathos: his staging, always simple, speaks only through the image and avoids unnecessary dialogue. A true perspective as a filmmaker. Beautiful. (...) A beautiful humbling film in a genre arch-visited. Marvin Kren has made a film that also has not forgotten to be fun, gory and intelligent. Encore!

Francis Barbier

À voir à lire

One of the great zombie movies of 2010 is German!

Frédéric Mignard

28 Days Later Analysis

One of the five best horror films of 2010

Michael Allen

Profil

The young director has adapted the George A. Romero 1968 established genre, obviously studied very closely, to the realistic ambience of a residential complex in Berlin's to give his own version of "Night of the Living Dead on stage." With a small budget, stoic drama and astonishing precision he provides both the funniest and smartest film of this year.

Stefan Grissermann

FilmSprung

By focusing on two main figures in an apartment building Marvin Kren and Benjamin Heussler succeed to create a most impressive claustrophobic effect. (...) In addition to directing and screenplay, the equipment and the performance of the makeup department are outstanding. (...) The film also has extensive laughter.

Thomas Hunzike

Sci-Fi-Universe

Very well designed and interpreted, RAMMBOCK surprises by its humanity and its way of using just a building and its courtyard as a place of action. Not without humor, the film is nevertheless a real human tragedy in which we find love, betrayal and sacrifice. The film brings an emotion that was lacking in many recent zombie movies

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