From Marcel Ophuls comes this brilliant examination of the Nazi officer Klaus Barbie, tracing his life from his time as Gestape chief during World War II to his trial for crimes against humanity.
Another monumental Ophuls work, HOTEL TERMINUS emerges ultimately not as a study of one person, place or event, but as a contemplation of the human condition. --Vincent Canby, The New York Times
A real-life detective story. Entertaining and engrossing. --Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Ophuls' film is an attempt to hold on to him [Barbie], to retrieve him from forgetfulness. The light Ophuls shines on his subject fixes him forever in our minds. --Hal Hinson, Washington Post