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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 13, 2007
A vivid and carefully produced work of poignancy and loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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.
January 20, 2005
Its ideals are concerned less with the horrors of 1940s Germany and more with the optimistic, hopeful attitude of 1950s America.
Read More | Original Score: 65/100
May 24, 2003
Stevens took some stick for casting an unknown as Anne, but his decision paid off as Perkins is refreshingly unmannered in the role.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 13, 2003
The Anne Frank saga remains moving, personal, and relavant, no matter how distant we become in time.
March 4, 2003
A poignant, moving film of hope and tragedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 13, 2002
Faithful and affecting (if long).
Read More | Original Score: C
September 25, 2001
The first film to deal with the Holocaust on such an affecting and personal level, this is a powerful and painfully tragic film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Represents Stevens at the height of his pretentiousness and the depths of his accomplishment.
February 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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