"most of the critiques of the german film downfall, which opens here today, have missed the point. it is not the alleged humanising of hitler that is contentious, it is the lionising of the ss, who remain brave, unbending and beautifully dressed as berlin disintegrates around them." Stephen Moss, Guardian
please have a look:http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/ap ... ar.germany
in addition I've found this:http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2005/apr ... ndworldwar
"The popularity of Downfall capitalises on the success of recent publications about the bombing of German cities and the dreadful experience of civilians overrun by the Red Army. These horrors are undeniable, but the use of memoirs intended to distance their authors from Nazism by depicting Hitler's clique as contemptible reinforces the sense of Germans as guileless victims. Is the belligerent self-pity fostered by Downfall becoming a new form of German nationalism?"
and finally here are some responses:http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2005/apr ... ndworldwar
so, you can now assume that not everybody actually thinks that it's so and so great