The story told by Janet Tobias' documentary "No Place on Earth" is enough to transcend the film's limitations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
In No Place on Earth, director Janet Tobias explores this profound discovery, shedding light on a incredible story of endurance.
| Original Score: 8.2/10
Add one more extraordinary survival tale to the canon of Holocaust documentaries: "No Place on Earth."
| Original Score: 4/5
"No Place on Earth" depends heavily on re-enactments, but Tobias handles them delicately and keeps a lid on any overemoting.
| Original Score: 3/4
A caving hobby reveals the story of a lifetime and an astonishing testimony to the spirit of family and survival.
| Original Score: 7/10
A substantial contribution to Holocaust cinema.
Just when you thought you'd seen the horror of the Holocaust from every perspective, this somber but ultimately uplifting true story of survival takes you to a whole new place-literally underground.
Curious mystery unfolds with enthralling suspense amidst harrowing details and astonishes in this unique story that's an insightful tribute to the power and spirit of family.
| Original Score: 9/10
The film mixes emotional accounts by proud survivors from two families with foreign-language re-enactments that are perhaps too faithfully murky.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The film is built from moving, frank interviews with survivors from two families who hid, speaking over and around extensive re-enactments.
At first a mystery unraveled by its discoverer and narrator Chris Nicola, 'No Place on Earth' manages to convey suspense in a tale whose outcome is already a given.
No Place On Earth mixes present-day interviews with re-enactments that illustrate the speakers' words without adding much to them.
| Original Score: B-
This story is both uplifting and awe-inspiring. It deserves to be told better.
| Original Score: 2/5
Unfortunately, the telling, by director Janet Tobias, is no match for the story.
A remarkable story made almost unremarkable in the hands of lazy filmmaking.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sheds light on a larger inquiry delving into the human psyche, and why some people succumb to fate while others go to extremes to resist and survive. Along with insights into courage versus fear and collaboration among spectators of the victimized.
A reminder of a horrifying period in history and a primer on the resilience and determination of which human beings are capable.
A well-crafted documentary variation on "Defiance," Ukrainian Jews saving themselves by going underground -- literally.
The incredible but true story of a Jewish family that hid from the Nazis in a cave for 511 days, done as a hybrid of documentary and narrative.
| Original Score: B