| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Turturro gives what may be the screen performance of his career.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
| Original Score: B+
It doesn't smack you in the face with a powerful message, but instead works its way inside you more gradually.
| Original Score: 73/100
This is the kind of flawed yet magnificent work that only a great filmmaker can conjure up.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: 9/10
| Original Score: B-
Contains too many characters and scenes that are familiar from other films set in the same period.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
It fails to find a way of capturing the fine moral discriminations inherent to Levi's prose.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
While The Truce tells a story that is occasionally compelling and disturbing, the film feels like it has been sanitized.
Despite all that Rosi and Turturro can do, the Levi we look at and listen to is not near the Levi we know.
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
What makes Primo Levi so special is not apparent in Rosi's film, because Levi never comes alive for us.
Primo Levi's autobiography.
| Original Score: C