The Exception (2016) - Drama, Romance, War

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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.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: David Leveaux
Stars: Lily James, Jai Courtney
Length: 107 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 4 out of 62 found boring (6.45%)

One-line Reviews (38)

"The Exception" is interesting and absorbing - especially when Plummer is front and center.

Tarantino make the effort, wouldn't waste my time on this.

One of the more entertaining parts of this silly film.

There were a lot of very predictable and silly things going on in the story.

Plodding WWII drama with varying quality of performances .

Of all the good German stories this is one is very entertaining.

The plot is engaging, as it makes viewers care for both the German soldier and the Jewish maid.

I'm torn between calling this the most enjoyable silly film, or the silliest enjoyable film, I've seen in a while, but I found it captivating, even though it's almost certainly sheer fiction regarding any historical accuracy.

Brilliantly directed and written, this film surprisingly turned out to be a great watch & one of the best movies i have seen this yr..It has an intriguing premise amidst backdrop of world war 2.

Unexpectedly riveting.

A thoroughly enjoyable semi-historical drama.

This German Axis/Allies love story is above and beyond better than Suite Francaise (2014) where Matthias Schoenaerts was such a bore in that movie.

"The Exception" gets more far-fetched as it goes along, but intense performances, great locations and a suitably romantic and dramatic score from Ilan Eshkeri make "The Exception" exceptional.

Just be assured it is worth watching and actually a better story than "Allied".

I really enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it.

Had the producers indicated at the beginning of the movie that it is a work of fiction, I would have enjoyed it much more.

Beautifully cast, sublimely acted, terrifically gripping storyline.

Clever and exciting and romantic .

Enjoyable with some discomfort .

Here we find yet another compelling role, this time for Eddie Marsan.

I'm unsure of the film title, as The Kaiser's Last Kiss feels much more evocative.

The twist was predictable, so they did not hide it for the perfect moment and to make the film entirely rely on it.

Enjoyable war drama .

When I found out that Jai Courtney was cast as Brandt I was so against it since I found Jai bland/miscast in his previous films, excluding Suicide Squad where his Captain Boomerang's entertaining in that.

This fictional WW2 movie cleverly blends fascinating fact and fiction to create an exciting believable story.

Thrilling, hilarious, lovely .

It is a beautiful romantic story that is also gripping and kept me at the edge of my seat from beginning to end.

With that exception I found the movie entertaining and interesting.

Beyond that, the issues surrounding the exiled Emperor (a gift of a story if ever there was one) are thought-provoking and intriguing.

Coupled with a standard aloof Gestapo agent and the hunt for a spy the whole drama was often formulaic.

Perhaps I am easily pleased, and I'm certainly a sucker for an old-fashioned love story, but I found this one enjoyable and interesting, with acting and script-writing of a high calibre indeed.

Engaging story with a satisfying outcome .

Totally underrated--touching, gripping, and perfect acting ensemble!.

All of their performances were very enjoyable.

Provided you can suspend your disbelief about probabilities, the story is engaging with fiction and historical fact deftly combined.

I also believe that in some particular scenes, the fear and disrespect could be slightly more intense.

It just looks ridiculous and unwatchable.

Janet McTeer provides unexpected comic relief as the second wife of the Kaiser.