Everything is Illuminated Reviews

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February 27, 2007
December 6, 2005
October 14, 2005
It's funny and warm, with the sting of the horrific event that triggered the trip giving it a melancholy feel.
October 8, 2005
It's profound in the way that life is profound in hindsight, its view of the past both fixed in history and mutable in the telling. And it's exquisitely tender.
October 2, 2005
This isn't a frivolous film or a dumb one. Mostly, it feels like a mistake -- the wrong director matched with the wrong material.
September 30, 2005
[Schreiber] has managed something of a feat ... in spinning a single charming story out of Foer's yarn ball of a novel, which spanned 200 years, multiple stories and various protagonists.
September 30, 2005
Schreiber effectively incorporates some of the novel's humor, most of which revolves around Alex's amusingly improvisational English, but never comes close to mining the book's true substance or heartbreak.
September 30, 2005
A movie that wraps a story of mass murder in a package of whimsy, and prefers to focus on our commonality rather than any collective complicity in the crimes of history.
September 30, 2005
Yes, we laugh; yes, we cry; the sun rises and sets. It's all quite enlightening.
September 30, 2005
Schreiber's streamlined version may be only a sliver of the whole, but it's a thoroughly entertaining and very rewarding piece of a very tasty pie.
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