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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Reviews

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December 22, 2007
The most dispassionate account of the Holocaust in the last 20 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 11, 2008
Falls into the some of the same traps as the films it politely criticizes.
January 13, 2009
Noteworthy for clips from less familiar films and newsreels, and interviews with creative participants in groundbreaking films.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 18, 2007
Anker's excavated some remarkable stuff here...
January 4, 2008
Daniel Anker's film faults Hollywood both for ignoring the Holocaust during the war years and for trivializing it later. It's a mixed message that coheres largely thanks to Anker's archival spadework and his luck in securing interviews.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2009
Deserves merit for detailing a painful subject with maturity and intelligence
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2005
A dash of cold water for both the movie industry and the public.
December 25, 2007
Uses an ample supply of clips from dozens of films to shows how Hollywood at first declined to portray the horrors of the Holocaust before going all-out to graphically exhibit the dimensions of evil.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 17, 2008
Sheds light on the paradoxes and political maneuvering that went on in the studios.
Full Review | Original Score: b
December 13, 2007
This solid, clip-heavy history of Hollywood's narrative efforts pushes past sobriety to arrive at some tough ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 4/6
December 26, 2007
Imaginary Witness works fine as an illustrated history, but the material could've supported something more probing and provocative.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 26, 2007
Daniel Anker's 90-minute documentary takes on over 60 years of a very complex subject: Hollywood's complicated, often contradictory relationship with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2008
Anker's film is an important one, shining a light on that red stain and how we saw it filtered through Hollywood's lens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 7, 2008
Imaginary Witness is powerful and complex, and few will manage to make it through to the end without gasping, weeping or covering their eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2008
Some of the speakers are a bit too self-congratulatory, but the film is still hugely informative.
April 4, 2008
Originally made for AMC, its solid collection of clips does illustrate one salient point: Depicting evil poorly is a sin unto itself.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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