Escape to Life: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story Reviews

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David Noh
Film Journal International
March 29, 2002
Weiss and Speck capture the rich, turbulent tapestry of the Manns' lives.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 28, 2002
An interesting, if not entirely successful, biography of two extraordinary personalities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
March 28, 2002
Weiss and Speck never make a convincing case for the relevance of these two 20th-century footnotes.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 28, 2002
Why make a documentary about these marginal historical figures? Wouldn't one about their famous dad, author of Death in Venice, etc., be more valuable?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 28, 2002
The re- enactments, however fascinating they may be as history, are too crude to serve the work especially well.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
March 28, 2002
It's a bad sign when you're rooting for the film to hurry up and get to its subjects' deaths just so the documentary will be over, but it's indicative of how uncompelling the movie is unless it happens to cover your particular area of interest.
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