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Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 5, 2009
This is an inherently moving story, and director Mark Jonathan Harris has the wisdom to trust that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 18, 2001
At the risk of sounding like a cad, I'll go ahead and admit that Into the Arms of Strangers is dreadfully boring and uninspired
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 11, 2001
In tandem with the ever-growing body of documentaries on the same subject and the data they've all accumulated, it broadens our vision of this great human tragedy.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 7, 2001
A great human document, deeply moving, unforgettable.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Thomson
BBC.com
April 16, 2001
Faces which carry history. That's what you will take away with you after watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
February 14, 2001
One of the year's more devastating film experiences.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
February 14, 2001
A must see for history buffs as well as those who want to witness just how good humankind can be in the face of adversity and horror.
Sheila Norman-Culp
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 13, 2001
After two intense hours revisiting the elemental bond between parent and child, the grit of daily life washes away.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 7, 2001
Still resonating as powerfully today as when these black events first unfolded.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 7, 2001
preserves some of the most poignant and effective Holocaust history ever witnessed
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
February 7, 2001
Heartbreaking yet truly inspirational.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
At its best, the film gives a human face to stories of unimaginable suffering and unexpected triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
As recorded history, Into the Arms of Strangers, is indispensable. As a piece of documentary filmmaking, it's no more inventive than scads of talking-head missives that appear on cable TV every evening.
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
A compelling document.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It's an incredibly moving film, alternately infuriating and heartbreaking -- often both.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Heartbreaking, haunting and occasionally humorous.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
As well made and meticulously researched as we have come to expect from such pristine educational projects, enhanced with impressive archival footage and stills, heightened by carefully chosen music and sound, and elevated by properly dignified narration.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 1, 2000
This extraordinary documentary can be seen as a meditation on Francis Bacon's thought: "If one be gracious to strangers, it shows you are a citizen of the world."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Using archival footage of Europe at the brink of war, Harris conjures up a moving piece of film journalism, defining love, loss, separation and a good-news moment in what was a bad-news world.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Producer Deborah Oppenheimer's journey of discovery about her late mother's past appears legitimately destined for award consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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