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No Place On Earth Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 2, 2013
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
May 2, 2013
[A] fascinating but frustrating documentary ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
May 2, 2013
The film is not without its flaws, but the story it tells is both terrifying and inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 2, 2013
After nine years of research, Nicola unearthed an amazing chapter in WWII history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Horkley
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 26, 2013
The producer's hand is heavy in No Place on Earth, but it ultimately can't sink the inspiring tale of endurance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
April 18, 2013
The movie is engaging but appallingly superficial when it considers the larger history of the Holocaust.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 18, 2013
The story told by Janet Tobias' documentary "No Place on Earth" is enough to transcend the film's limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2013
Add one more extraordinary survival tale to the canon of Holocaust documentaries: "No Place on Earth."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
April 11, 2013
"No Place on Earth" depends heavily on re-enactments, but Tobias handles them delicately and keeps a lid on any overemoting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Anderson
Variety
April 5, 2013
A substantial contribution to Holocaust cinema.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
April 5, 2013
The film mixes emotional accounts by proud survivors from two families with foreign-language re-enactments that are perhaps too faithfully murky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
April 5, 2013
The film is built from moving, frank interviews with survivors from two families who hid, speaking over and around extensive re-enactments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sam Adams
AV Club
April 4, 2013
No Place On Earth mixes present-day interviews with re-enactments that illustrate the speakers' words without adding much to them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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David Fear
Time Out
April 3, 2013
This story is both uplifting and awe-inspiring. It deserves to be told better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lily Janiak
Village Voice
April 3, 2013
Unfortunately, the telling, by director Janet Tobias, is no match for the story.