"No Place on Earth" is at its most moving when showing us, in close-up, the still-haunted faces of the cave dwellers, many of whom tell their stories to director Janet Tobias' camera.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
[A] fascinating but frustrating documentary ...
| Original Score: 2/4
The film is not without its flaws, but the story it tells is both terrifying and inspiring.
| Original Score: 3/5
After nine years of research, Nicola unearthed an amazing chapter in WWII history.
| Original Score: 3/4
The producer's hand is heavy in No Place on Earth, but it ultimately can't sink the inspiring tale of endurance.
The movie is engaging but appallingly superficial when it considers the larger history of the Holocaust.
The story told by Janet Tobias' documentary "No Place on Earth" is enough to transcend the film's limitations.
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.
A substantial contribution to Holocaust cinema.
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.
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.