Invincible (Movie - 2002) Werner Herzog's odd folk tale chronicles the strange but true story of a blacksmith from the shtetl who, dressed as the Uber-German Siegfried, wowed the… Invincible (Movie - 2002) Werner Herzog's odd folk tale chronicles the strange but true story of a blacksmith from the shtetl who, dressed as the Uber-German Siegfried, wowed the…
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INVINCIBLE (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 03, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Jouko Ahola and Tim Roth; Distributor: Fine Line Features

Werner Herzog's odd folk tale chronicles the strange but true story of a blacksmith from the shtetl who, dressed as the Uber-German Siegfried, wowed the mostly Nazi crowds as a variety-show strongman in early-1930s Berlin before shocking them by revealing his Jewish identity. As the simple-souled muscleman, Ahola, a nonactor with an unfortunately Schwarzenegger-like bent, radiates earnestness as he vows to warn his people of the gathering storm, while Roth, as a diabolical impresario with his own secret, tries his mustache-twirling best to steal the show.

Originally posted Jun 06, 2003 Published in issue #713 Jun 06, 2003 Order article reprints
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