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Divided We Fall Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 19, 2001
The stories should be heartfelt and real ... not just half-hearted attempts at comedy.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
June 7, 2001
Feels as if it's been engineered for the lowest IQ in the room.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
June 7, 2001
The settings are authentic, but the acting comes across fairly flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Howe
June 23, 2001
A film which has little to say, and even less idea of the most appropriate way to say it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
June 7, 2001
It's both appallingly self-congratulatory and unconscionable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Alon Walz
Boxoffice Magazine
June 8, 2001
Attempts a mix of subtle drama and tragedy, but loses much if not all meaning in the process.
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 28, 2001
Says that people are more important than politics.
Eric D. Snider
February 9, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
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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.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 30, 2001
The performances ... pull us into the humanity and indignity of it all.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
June 7, 2001
The highly theatrical finale is one of the most gracious film moments you'll ever witness.
Rob Blackwelder
June 13, 2001
When the film begins to drown in its own good intentions, it's these actors who float to the top keep it from sinking into the depths of mawkish melodramatics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
June 17, 2001
Unbearable tension is coupled with wit and the consistent element of surprise.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 24, 2001
While Hrebejk's biblical references and baby making slapstick become somewhat labored, his gentle comedy nonetheless stands true to his title.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 27, 2001
...an interesting character study...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 29, 2001
A tender and heartbreakingly lovely story of risk and sacrifice in the shadow of the terror.
Read More | Original Score: A-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
June 6, 2001
Inspires a longing to follow these vivid characters into the next horrific stage of the Czech century.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 7, 2001
The cast ... performs with such subtlety and ingenuity that all sense of narrative artifice vanishes.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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