Sight and Sound - 11/??/1999
"...Pop-video aesthetics and pumping techno which keeps us breathless....An awesome achievement..."
Rolling Stone -
"...Twyker puts nearly every trick in the cinematic arsenal to stunning use..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/25/1999
"...The sheer ingenuity of [Tykwer's] gamesmanship is amazing..." -- Rating: A
New York Times - 06/18/1999
"...A furiously kinetic display of pyrotechnics....Mr. Twyker's visual virtuosity revels in the possibilities here..."
Premiere - 06/01/1999
".,..RUN LOLA RUN kicks off with an outrageous visual motif....then it spends the remainder of its tight 80 minutes topping itself..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/18/1999
"...Inventive....LOLA's music is perfectly suited to the film's aims and just about addictive in its throbbing, insinuating rhythms..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/02/1999
"...It's an exercise in kinetic energy, a film of nonstop motion and visual invention..."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2008 4 stars out of 5 -- "A pulse-pounding and anarchic thriller....It's a short and sweet premise, and one that replays in different variations as time resets and Lola follows a different succession of cause and effect."
Set against the gritty urban scenescape of Berlin and a pounding techno soundtrack, RUN LOLA RUN is a frenetic, inventive existential thriller that explores the life-altering impact of seemingly inconsequential actions. Beautiful, hip, and young, poor Lola has but 20 minutes to locate a missing bag containing 100,000 Deutsche marks or come up with the money some other way--if she can't, gangsters are going to kill her boyfriend. A pulse-raising race against time, the film employs a startling array of innovative techniques to present three separate scenarios, all departing from a single split-second decision Lola makes. Franka Potente, who also sings on the soundtrack, is mesmerizing as Lola. Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director at the German Film Awards; 1998 Bambi Award; and the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film at the Seattle International Film Festival.