films seen
12
average score
2.33*
nationality
Germany - 78 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Herzog is a remarkable figure. Famous for his spats with Klaus Kinski, his illustrious documentaries, his signature voice and the occasional acting performance. His oeuvre is all over the place, but it has something for everyone.

Solid pieces

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans

by Werner Herzog
Specifics
USA [2009] - 122m
Genre
Drama, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans poster

The inoffensive

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

by Werner Herzog
Specifics
USA [2016] - 98m
Genre
Documentary
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

by Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov
Specifics
Germany [2010] - 90m
Genre
Documentary
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Worthy but flawed

Rescue Dawn

by Werner Herzog
Specifics
USA, Luxembourg [2006] - 120m
Genre
War
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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The Wild Blue Yonder

by Werner Herzog
Specifics
Germany, France [2005] - 80m
Genre
Sci-fi
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet

by Kaige Chen, Víctor Erice, Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch, Aki Kaurismäki, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders
Specifics
Spain, UK [2002] - 92m
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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Dubious filler

Into the Inferno

by Werner Herzog
Specifics
UK, Germany [2016] - 104m
Genre
Documentary
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Fitzcarraldo

by Werner Herzog
Specifics
West Germany, Peru [1982] - 158m
Genre
Drama, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Heart of Glass

by Werner Herzog
Also known as
Herz aus Glas
Specifics
West Germany [1976] - 94m
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God

by Werner Herzog
Also known as
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Specifics
West Germany [1972] - 95m
Genre
Drama, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Plain forgettable

Family Romance, LLC

by Werner Herzog
Specifics
USA [2019] - 89m
Genre
Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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Herzog goes to Japan to make a film about a company that hires out actors, who become hired friends and/or family members for a day. It's not really a novel concept, but Herzog's documentary-style offers a new approach and the fact that the lead actor is also doing this job in real life adds a little intrigue.

Sadly the film itself is quite poor. Herzog feels lost in Japan and apart from some template shots (like Shibuya Crossing) ends up giving off a very touristy vibe. The film looks quite ugly, the music is ill-fitting and because of the form I expected Herzog's voice to pop up and give commentary on the story.

The performances are quite poor too and the fragmented setup doesn't really add much. It's a failed experiment that might've worked better as an actual documentary rather than a feature film. It's weird that Herzog didn't see this himself, as he's quite fond of making documentaries. Not good at all.

Grizzly Man

by Werner Herzog
Specifics
USA [2005] - 103m
Genre
Documentary, Biography
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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