A film whose core is a haunting question: When parents are monstrous, where does filial love begin and end?
| Original Score: 4/5
The moral weight of "Hitler's Children" is unmistakable. So is that weight's inertness.
| Original Score: 2/4
The sins of the fathers have seldom weighed so heavy as in the odd, intriguing and ultimately moving Hitler's Children.
Haunting documentary about the descendants of top Nazi leaders struggling to endure their horrific legacy.
Quiet, simple and soaked in sorrow, "Hitler's Children" takes a stripped-down approach to an emotionally sophisticated subject.
| Original Score: 5/5
It's always dispiriting to see an ideal subject given shallow treatment, and one spends most of this documentary wishing a more experienced director had made it.
| Original Score: 2/5
How these men and women have chosen to face this inherited burden directly or flee from it creates a fascinating spectrum the film explores via quietly intimate interviews.
| Original Score: B
Hitler's Children is a powerful and well-judged presentation of the stories and their impossibilities.