Hitler's Children Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
February 18, 2013
A film whose core is a haunting question: When parents are monstrous, where does filial love begin and end?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
January 3, 2013
The moral weight of "Hitler's Children" is unmistakable. So is that weight's inertness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Variety
November 16, 2012
The sins of the fathers have seldom weighed so heavy as in the odd, intriguing and ultimately moving Hitler's Children.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 16, 2012
Haunting documentary about the descendants of top Nazi leaders struggling to endure their horrific legacy.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 16, 2012
Quiet, simple and soaked in sorrow, "Hitler's Children" takes a stripped-down approach to an emotionally sophisticated subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 15, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
November 15, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
November 13, 2012
Hitler's Children is a powerful and well-judged presentation of the stories and their impossibilities.