• PG-13, 1 hr. 59 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    John Daly
    In Theaters:
    Nov 18, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 13, 2006
  • Slow Hand Releasing


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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The worst Holocaust movie ever.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

April 14, 2006
Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
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These two are so pretty and vacant they seem better suited to modeling for a perfume ad than taking on the Third Reich.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 17, 2005
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The whole thing is coarse and vulgar, as it hides its low fascinations behind a scrim of Holocaust piety until it becomes pure kitsch.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 18, 2005
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The most mawkish and shallow take on the holocaust committed to screen in many a long year.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 1/5

June 13, 2008
Jan Stuart
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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 Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

December 2, 2004
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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A minor example of a major genre: the feel-good Holocaust movie.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 2, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A hokey soap opera set against the backdrop of the Holocaust.

| Original Score: 1/4

December 6, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A handsome Holocaust melodrama hobbled by a transparent and cartoonish script.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 18, 2005
Ronnie Scheib
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Pic's dubious brand of heroism, half-baked historical sense, simplistic dialogue, flat staging and barely formed characters make for sluggish sledding.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 9, 2004
David Mattin

A case study in why Holocaust movies are so difficult to get right.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 17, 2006
Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
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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 Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 6, 2006
Robert Hanks

Its intentions are doubtless good, but it ends up exploiting the Holocaust for cheap suspense.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

October 14, 2006
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Insultingly seeks to soothe and comfort against the reality of atrocity.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 2, 2004
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A few genuinely tense scenes are not enough to overcome a thin script, weak direction and an unceasingly high-strung score.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

December 3, 2004
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A dull and lumbering thriller.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/5

December 3, 2004
Kim Morgan
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 9, 2004
Noel Murray
AV Club
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It turns real genocide into another kind of B-movie moustache-twirling.

Full Review Source: AV Club

December 9, 2004
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Potentially powerful subject matter is given an unconvincingly melodramatic treatment.

December 18, 2004
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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Pure sentimental melodrama, with not a moment's reflection on any issue larger than the fate of our heroes.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2005
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

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.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

April 13, 2006
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