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La Rafle Reviews

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
June 12, 2014
Director Rose Bosch's intentions seem genuine, but her dramatizations frequently undermine the horrific real-life events on which they're based.
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November 20, 2012
It's a mainstream, sentimental drama because it needs to be. It announces in a clear voice that this happened.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
November 15, 2012
A well-meaning but inexpertly dramatized account of the roundup of 13,000 Parisian Jews in the summer of 1942.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
November 15, 2012
The utter hopelessness experienced by European Jewry is never hinted at, and in its way this betrays the Holocaust story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 13, 2012
Treading on a shameful piece of French history, Bosch bizarrely intercuts scenes of Hitler, Himmler, and Hess working out the logistics of the exportations, in vignettes that smack of Inglourious Basterds farce ...
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
November 13, 2012
The movie succeeds in generating only mild outrage, tempered by impeccable tastefulness and the safe distance of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
November 2, 2012
This is the second film by the writer-director Rose Bosch, and we very soon sense her surety, her confidence in her ingenuity, which gives virtually every shot the feeling that it has been made the best way possible.
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Jordan Mintzer
Variety
February 23, 2012
Turning one of the darkest moments in modern French history into syrupy historical drama, writer-director Rose Bosch's The Round Up is a polished, pathos-driven re-creation of the Vichy regime's mass imprisonment and disposal of 13,000 Parisian Jews.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 21, 2011
Writer-director Rose Bosch is working in unabashed historical epic mode here, balancing individual stories with grand-scale awfulness effectively. She never swerves for cheap sentiment, she just lays it all out.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 21, 2011
A big, sorrowful, dramatically trite period epic about a bleak chapter in the history of modern France.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
April 22, 2011
It is a paint-by-numbers Holocaust movie, scrupulously balanced, always cautious, occasionally clichéd, often sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
March 24, 2011
Bosch does an impressive job of pulling together the stories she and her assistants found while researching the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4