La Tregua (The Truce) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 27, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
Bears witness to the courage, patience, and resiliency of Holocaust survivors. It is another chapter in the film recreation of the nightmare of World War II.
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Turturro gives what may be the screen performance of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Despite experiencing some of the most barbaric treatment in recorded history, Levi chooses to believe in life, hope and that the better angels of our natures will ultimately prevail.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
It doesn't smack you in the face with a powerful message, but instead works its way inside you more gradually.
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of flawed yet magnificent work that only a great filmmaker can conjure up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Turturro's toned-down performance is contrasted with the vivacious presentation by the large ensemble, allowing us to watch the hero's transformation from a near-zombie to a life-affirming human being.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Contains too many characters and scenes that are familiar from other films set in the same period.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
It fails to find a way of capturing the fine moral discriminations inherent to Levi's prose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
While The Truce tells a story that is occasionally compelling and disturbing, the film feels like it has been sanitized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Despite all that Rosi and Turturro can do, the Levi we look at and listen to is not near the Levi we know.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The film cannot replicate what Primo Levi put on the page and this tale of a man's rebirth is often, on the screen, slow and meandering.
| Original Score: 2/5
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
What makes Primo Levi so special is not apparent in Rosi's film, because Levi never comes alive for us.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Primo Levi's autobiography.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
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