The Diary of Anne Frank Reviews

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Top Critic
January 26, 2006
One of those extremely long and well-meaning adaptations of plays, this doesn't really amount to very much, despite its intrinsically moving subject matter.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Stevens has done a superb job of putting upon the screen the basic drama and shivering authenticity of the Frances Goodrich-Albert Hackett play, which in turn caught the magnitude of drama in the real-life diary of a Jewish girl.
January 1, 2000
Represents Stevens at the height of his pretentiousness and the depths of his accomplishment.
January 1, 1800
October 29, 2013
The strength of both families in the face of such frightening conditions provides the film with a moral center and tragic power that overcome its minor weaknesses.
August 15, 2011
A poignant drama bringing us into the lives of Anne Frank, whose diary inspired millions seeking to understand why such a sweet, innocent child could be murdered in the Holocaust.
December 15, 2009
Poignant adaptation is still powerful 50 years later.
June 28, 2009
Remains a potent statement about the horrors of war and a valid testament to the girl who could answer them by writing, 'I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart.' [Blu-ray]
November 13, 2007
A vivid and carefully produced work of poignancy and loss.
May 1, 2007
More valuable as historical than artistic work, George Stevens' reverential Broadway-to-Hollywood transfer is marred by the weak lead performance from Millie Perkins.
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