Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Reviews

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 26, 2007
Imaginary Witness works fine as an illustrated history, but the material could've supported something more probing and provocative.
| Original Score: B-
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 18, 2007
Anker's excavated some remarkable stuff here...
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
December 13, 2007
This solid, clip-heavy history of Hollywood's narrative efforts pushes past sobriety to arrive at some tough ideas.
| Original Score: 4/6