Reviewed byPaul ZinkVote: 8/10/10
I'm giving this an "8" simply for the fine acting and commandingpresence of Christopher Plummer (I keep wanting to say "Sir ChristopherPlummer") as the aged but sprightly and opinionated Kaiser Wilhelm II.I'm torn between calling this the most enjoyable silly film, or thesilliest enjoyable film, I've seen in a while, but I found itcaptivating, even though it's almost certainly sheer fiction regardingany historical accuracy. Although I relished the early and frequentappearance of nudity and rampant sex, what I really wanted more of wasextra screen time for the Kaiser's extensive wardrobe of military andimperial uniforms. Notable acting props also to Janet McTeer as theKaiser's consort, and to Eddie Marsan as a glum, coldly business-likeHeinrich Himmler.
Reviewed bysubxerogravityVote: 7/10/10
Another movie in a large amount of World War II movies coming out thesedays, Lilly James plays a Jewish spy for the Brits who has a forbiddenlove affair with a German Nazi assigned to babysit the Prince ofGermany for Hitler.
Christopher Plummer was so amusing as the Prince of Germany. It was anexcellent performance by a seasoned actor. Made me want to know moreabout the man he played and weather he lives up to the performance.
The movie was able to develop a large amount of emotions for me as itcomes back and forth from romance to drama to war epic and even comedy. Very well done (Just a little whimsical to make those dramatic sceneseven darker and the darkness of the drama makes you more compassionateabout the love story happening.)
Maybe the best performance in The Exception comes from Jai Courtney asthe German Nazi. Some of the best work he has ever done. Gives a lotto his role. Actually a little too much as I saw his penis, but heyit's only fair right as I saw Lilly James' lady parts.
Like it a lot.
Reviewed bycharmwaysterVote: 10/10/10
It is very nice to see Christopher Plummer as Wilhelm II, Lily Jamesplaying his servant, and Jai Courtney as a Nazi Captain. All of theirperformances were very enjoyable. The plot is very interesting. It isjust a great WWII production in every aspect. The movie includes a plotinvolving spies in Denmark.
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.