The Door

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1 h 39 min200916+
A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems. German with English subtitles.
Directors
Anno Saul
Starring
Mads MikkelsenHeike MakatschJessica Schwarz
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
Deutsch
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Valeria Eisenbart
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4.1 out of 5 stars

146 global ratings

  1. 53% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 26% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 8% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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michele elaine leinReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
This is not the film that is being reviewed.
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The movie being reviewed here is not the one shown which happens to be of the same name. I have seen that particular movie, and while very good, it is not in the same genre as the actual movie being shown here. The title and stars are correct, but the reviews are of the Helen Mirren movie of the same name. That being said, this movie is very rich in ethos and depth. Fans of movies that depict the many ways in which we interact with and influence people's lives, whether they be family, friends, or even strangers will be moved by this movie.
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Victoria J. DennisonReviewed in the United States on July 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Door- Mads Mikkelsen
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Well, it seems like all the reviews are for another movie with the same name. I watched "The Door" with Mads Mikkelsen. It was an excellent foreign film with subtitles. Its a heavy duty drama involving parallel universe's of existence. Still, the same old addage comes to mind; "you can never go home again." Anyway, I enjoyed it and gave it a five. The subtitles were no problem at all.
33 people found this helpful
CrystalReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not only one of my favorite time travel movies, but of all ..so glad to be able to enable subtitles!
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In trying to write a screenplay, I'm researching similar type movies and this is not only one of the best time travel movies I've seen, it's up there with my all time favorites. This movie goes to show less IS more. A great way to pull off a movie which could be very expensive and not detract anything. Subtitles: I think this is a German movie, I was dismayed at first thinking I couldn't enable English subtitles but was very pleased to find that I could do so. I used to hate watching subtitled movies but now I'm past that.
11 people found this helpful
MyOpinionReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Well, I'm Completely Confused...!
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Helen Mirren was not in the movie I watched! And I was 3/4 through this film when I realized that I needed to "turn-on" the subtitles for them to actually show...lol. I was actually doing better without the subtitles and just figuring things out on my own! Strange movie where some kind of replacement person would show up to take the place of the other actual person...I'm not sure why or how...it was interesting but still I have no idea as to how this all came about! OK movie but subtitles always brings the enjoyment factor down a notch or two.
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DustReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Boxed In
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Needed some escape from my own situation. Here I found out early how bad things were for someone else. We all make mistakes, but the protagonist here brought much suffering on himself and others with his selfish carelessness.
You might recall other movies where extreme measures were taken to ameliorate an earlier fumble. Slightly different here; the solution is stumbled upon, apparently handed out by benign forces.
But it turns out not to be a free lunch after all. Payment will be costly.
That's the bare outline of a gripping tale. Will keep you engaged, though it might discourage a rosy view of what must be done to live comfortably while being flawed. Some just walk that lonesome valley.

Nothing lasts forever.
SpeedReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Psychological Thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat
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Loved this film. It explores themes of the loss of loved ones and how we all wish we could turn back the clock to before the loved one was gone. As with everything in life, though, there are consequences to everything and this film does a beautiful and stark job of illustrating such consequences. Mikkelsen is Danish; I am bilingual and speak German (I'm American) so I was confused when I read his lips and could see that he was actually speaking German but there was a native German dubber svoicing his lines. One of the extras included with the film explains that the producers did that because Mikkelsen's mother tongue isn't German. I think that step was unnecessary, but it's in there. On Prime Video, you can turn off the English subtitles if you want. Overall a tense and heartbreaking film but so very worth seeing.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mad about Mads
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I watched this entire movie in German without subtitles. (Apparently you need to turn them on?) Still, I enjoyed the movie and followed along without knowing any German lol Mads Mikkelsen is just an amazing actor, this story is intense af.. and really keeps you on the edge of your seat! So many twists and turns.
librichReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
intelligent and highly unexpected
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Rod Serling would have approved. A journey into an alternate world that is never predictable and always layered and thought-provoking. The emotional depth of the movie makes all the twists and turns both compelling and powerful. With all the garbage being distributed these days, this movie deserves a much larger audience.
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