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Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport Reviews

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Christopher Null
June 18, 2001
At the risk of sounding like a cad, I'll go ahead and admit that Into the Arms of Strangers is dreadfully boring and uninspired
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Paul Tatara
January 1, 2000
As recorded history, Into the Arms of Strangers, is indispensable. As a piece of documentary filmmaking, it's no more inventive than scads of talking-head missives that appear on cable TV every evening.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 7, 2001
A great human document, deeply moving, unforgettable.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 11, 2001
In tandem with the ever-growing body of documentaries on the same subject and the data they've all accumulated, it broadens our vision of this great human tragedy.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 1, 2000
This extraordinary documentary can be seen as a meditation on Francis Bacon's thought: "If one be gracious to strangers, it shows you are a citizen of the world."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Into the Arms of Strangers was produced with the help of the Holocaust Museum in Washington; it is a valuable, if necessarily fragmented, part of that institution's attempt to convey the enormity of what the Nazis did one life at a time.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
As well made and meticulously researched as we have come to expect from such pristine educational projects, enhanced with impressive archival footage and stills, heightened by carefully chosen music and sound, and elevated by properly dignified narration.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
What's being said makes for invaluable mandatory listening.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Stories you'll never forget.
| Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
At its best, the film gives a human face to stories of unimaginable suffering and unexpected triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
An extraordinarily fine and understated documentary.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 28, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 7, 2001
preserves some of the most poignant and effective Holocaust history ever witnessed
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
February 14, 2001
A must see for history buffs as well as those who want to witness just how good humankind can be in the face of adversity and horror.
February 26, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Producer Deborah Oppenheimer's journey of discovery about her late mother's past appears legitimately destined for award consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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