Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run: a stunning red head must find 100,000 Marks within 20 minutes to save her boyfriend. Despite this movie being almost all action you really get to know the two mains, thanks to them nailing their characters in what little screen time they have. The biggest feature for me was the music; pounding German dance tracks that emphasise the urgency and get you totally pumped up, especially through the first 15 minutes. Paying attention to every detail shows how neat and well-planned the film is, but doesn’t necessarily to add enjoyment – just a nice touch. It also has a themes of fate, coincidence and the butterfly effect, but again, they’re just there, and you don’t have to analyse them. It’s a very original idea, executed brilliantly and remains stylish throughout – all the scenes with Lola / Manni are striking in one way or another. With the dominant music, stunning visuals and a simple story it’s like a long music video, yet it never wears thin or peters out. A great example of film-making and essential viewing.

Score: 8.5/10

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3 comments
  1. Aiden R said:

    I gotta see this again. This movie’s the bomb, what a wild trip. You’re right, the music is what makes it. Love that casino scene at the end where she just starts screaming. Good review, awesome movie.

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  2. Paragraph Film Reviews said:

    Damn straight. Was watching this with headphones on and it was something else! Seen this at least five times now and it never gets old. The whole first fifteen mins is my favourite bit… fairly gets you pumped up!!!

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  3. Graeme H said:

    The main song which plays while she’s running around (with the sultry female vocals) is actually the lead female (her name escapes me) singing! interesting fact! And its a top notch film.

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