Hold Back the Dawn Reviews
There?s a nice blend of human drama and romance in Hold Back the Dawn. The cast did a great job, and I thought the script was pretty solid. I?m not sure how well the framing device worked, though. It didn?t feel necessary, and almost came across like they were trying to justify why this needed to be a movie at all. The one positive I will concede about that setup is that it actually gives a reason for the narration, and I?m not the biggest fan of narration and voiceover so it helps when I know it is part of a story being told to another character. Hold Back the Dawn is a movie that I would recommend, because it feels relevant and heartfelt in ways that resonate more than 75 years later. It?s not one of the greatest films of all time, but I liked it a lot and can see why it was nominated for so many Oscars.