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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 14, 2006
The worst Holocaust movie ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
November 17, 2005
These two are so pretty and vacant they seem better suited to modeling for a perfume ad than taking on the Third Reich.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
November 18, 2005
The whole thing is coarse and vulgar, as it hides its low fascinations behind a scrim of Holocaust piety until it becomes pure kitsch.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
The most mawkish and shallow take on the holocaust committed to screen in many a long year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
December 2, 2004
Daly ladles on the overwrought music and the moist close-ups, throwing in everything but Climb Every Mountain in a bid for our emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 2, 2004
A minor example of a major genre: the feel-good Holocaust movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 6, 2004
A hokey soap opera set against the backdrop of the Holocaust.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 18, 2005
A handsome Holocaust melodrama hobbled by a transparent and cartoonish script.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
December 9, 2004
Pic's dubious brand of heroism, half-baked historical sense, simplistic dialogue, flat staging and barely formed characters make for sluggish sledding.
David Mattin
BBC.com
October 17, 2006
A case study in why Holocaust movies are so difficult to get right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
October 6, 2006
Mainly notable for its inappropriate, blithe sentimentality. In another film this would be the usual Hollywood hokum. In a film about the most serious subject imaginable, it amounts to moral idiocy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Hanks
Independent
October 14, 2006
Its intentions are doubtless good, but it ends up exploiting the Holocaust for cheap suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
December 2, 2004
Insultingly seeks to soothe and comfort against the reality of atrocity.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 3, 2004
A few genuinely tense scenes are not enough to overcome a thin script, weak direction and an unceasingly high-strung score.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 3, 2004
A dull and lumbering thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kim Morgan
L.A. Weekly
December 9, 2004
Directed with the flat artlessness of a lower-rung Masterpiece Theater entry, pulling heartstrings with Igor Khoroshev's lugubrious score and scripted with banal bromides insulting to its subject matter.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 9, 2004
It turns real genocide into another kind of B-movie moustache-twirling.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 18, 2004
Potentially powerful subject matter is given an unconvincingly melodramatic treatment.
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
November 17, 2005
Pure sentimental melodrama, with not a moment's reflection on any issue larger than the fate of our heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
April 13, 2006
Put-upon Jews weep on cue or stare defiantly into the camera, spouting impromptu speeches about getting some of their own back one day; all the while, violins wail in the background.
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