Fugitive Pieces Reviews

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November 17, 2011
September 3, 2011
July 29, 2011
Distractingly jumping back and forth in time, the film falters badly in the modern era, yet its tale is still a moving one.
August 8, 2009
Nostalgic, deeply felt, and refreshingly astute, "Fugitive Pieces" is something of a rare bird these days%u2014a big-budget, transnational historical drama that actually justifies its scope and subject matter with more than visual opulence.
May 29, 2009
Fugitive Pieces reduces the Holocaust and its aftermath to a cosy soap opera.
May 29, 2009
One of the most delicate, approachable and rewarding Holocaust movies of recent years.
May 29, 2009
Given the source novel, Podeswa's attempt to adapt Fugitive Pieces is admirable in itself. Yet despite an enthusiastic cast, this fails to transport you in the same way. Tying itself in narrative knots, the end result is stilted.
May 29, 2009
The movie has little dramatic momentum, and its journey is essentially Jakob's incremental acceptance of his fate. But Dillane and the writer-director Jeremy Podeswa create such a compelling central character that it hardly matters.
May 29, 2009
Anne Michael's complex, poetic novel is here adapted into a stolid, somewhat po-faced film, but one that still manages to tease some affecting drama out of its scholarly premise.
May 29, 2009
An intermittently powerful, if not entirely successful, piece.
May 29, 2009
But while there's life, there's hope, and Jeremy Podeswa's delicate, deliberate adaptation of Anne Michaels' novel follows Jakob's heartrending progress from the darkness to the light.
May 29, 2009
A slow-moving, fitfully atmospheric drama.
May 28, 2009
Engaging, well acted and ultimately moving drama.
May 14, 2009
mia ap' tis pio entimes, katharies ki eilikrineis synaisthimatikes istories poy mporeis na petyheis sto pani, i opoia an hanei kapoy, einai sti dynatotita tis na sikosei to baros ton filodoksion tis
April 4, 2009
take a dip into this thoughtful and intimate portrait of a man slowly warming to the beauty of life as he shakes off the ghosts of a family lost in the Holocaust.
December 7, 2008
A sentimental journey through inheriting loneliness and sadness from fathers to sons, and their female fantasies, relieved by beautiful language and cinematography.
December 1, 2008
This is a film whose mood lingers.
November 28, 2008
Writer-director Jeremy Podeswa, another Canadian, doesn't try to reproduce the talk on film, which is a wise move.
November 21, 2008
A sumptuous looking film that flits seamlessly between wartime Europe and '70s Canada.
November 19, 2008
Nuanced, scrupulous and powerful...
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