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Divided We Fall Reviews

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Cole Smithey
May 20, 2009
"Divided We Fall" is a vital reminder of the kinds of dramatic choices made by millions of peopled victimized by Nazis and traitors in a war that was fought at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Manages to be funny and touching without ever resorting to schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rachel Gordon
December 6, 2001
Just when you think you've seen all the World War II films you can handle, one comes along that leaves you in awe.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ted Murphy
December 4, 2001
The comic elements are handled with a delicacy so that they do not overwhelm the dramatic underpinnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 8, 2001
As with the films of Emir Kusturica, whose characters also resist easy analysis, the people in Divided We Fall are completely and wonderfully human.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 8, 2001
Divided We Fall is quintessentially Czech, and it knows no borders.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
October 8, 2001
No matter a person's race, creed, religion or even political affiliation, this simple Czech film is a triumph to be shared by all.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 7, 2001
A stark portrait of the Nazi occupation -- the paranoia citizens lived with every moment, and the way small lies lead to tragic consequences.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 7, 2001
A well-acted, thoughtful piece that shows what it may have been like living in Nazi-occupied portions of Europe, particularly in ethnically mixed Czechoslovakia.
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
August 16, 2001
Has the literary richness, depth of character and tone that such a morally difficult, powerful narrative requires.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
August 12, 2001
Parts are very funny, but not over the top like Life is Beautiful.
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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
August 3, 2001
The players perfectly inhabit their characters; nobody seems to be actually acting.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 2, 2001
A lovely movie, one that allows its characters unexpected spurts of growth and regression, darkness and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
August 2, 2001
A rewarding, courageous and beautiful work.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 30, 2001
The performances ... pull us into the humanity and indignity of it all.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 30, 2001
Quite affecting, powerful and (at times) funny...and it's well worth investigating.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
July 20, 2001
A provocative Holocaust drama saturated with tension and streaked with dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
July 20, 2001
An accomplished, insightful, touching film.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 19, 2001
Treats the ensuing issues of conscience and compromise with subtlety and warmth.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 6, 2001
A stirring, affecting story about courage, trust and the inevitability of bizarre allegiances during times of desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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