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In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery Reviews

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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The film is flecked with moments of interest, though this decidedly minor and not particularly cinematographic affair is clearly best suited to television.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 15, 2011
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

It's regretful when the film essentially turns into little more than a good-mannered advertisement for a cemetery.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 17, 2011
David DeWitt
New York Times
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"In Heaven, Underground" captures the aura of the Weissensee in its many layers. The sense of place may be expected, but it's also poetic and exquisite.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

It's far too much ground for one 90-minute documentary to cover ... In Heaven, Underground, though, is gorgeously photographed.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine

November 22, 2011
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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Most people wouldn't expect a film that's inherently about death (and, to a lesser extent, the Holocaust) to be uplifting, but the gentle, tender documentary In Heaven, Underground ultimately achieves it.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

November 17, 2011
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Wondrous, captivating and genuinely heartfelt.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.865/10

November 28, 2011
Jennifer Merin
About.com

The film's lead character is Weissensee Jewish Cemetery itself, a place that houses the dead, but has survived to become a symbol of human resilience, and of the importance of recognizing and respecting tradition.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4/5

November 13, 2011
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

A majestic garden is the real star of this somber yet inspiring documentary.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 1, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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In Heaven, Underground is an oddity: an upbeat film about a cemetery.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 18, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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As a micro-to-macro tour of Germany's fraught relationship with its Jewish citizens, In Heaven Underground couldn't be more connective; as a straight doc, its aesthetic choices couldn't be more confusing.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2011
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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There are fascinating stories to be told, and we do get a few. But much of the movie feels padded, as if Wauer didn't uncover quite enough substance to fill out her chronicle.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A playful, poetic and all-around charming documentary, an off-center look at an unusual institution.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 12, 2012
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Interviews with the cemetery director and with adults who grew up in buildings on the outskirts convey something we might not have imagined, or bothered to imagine-affection for a cemetery.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 19, 2013

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 2, 2013
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