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Jakob the Liar Reviews

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September 24, 2007
Jakob the Liar isn't nearly as intolerable as you might expect of a Holocaust fable starring Robin Williams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2002
A sober drama about hope as a postive spiritual force.
September 24, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Jakob the Liar deserves a place alongside Life Is Beautiful and, yes, even Schindler's List.
January 1, 2000
Possesses a rewarding life of its own!
January 1, 2000
Robin Williams in his best film since Good Will Hunting!
January 1, 2000
A well-made film with first-rate performances!
January 1, 2000
Jakob the Liar is more pleasant than painful. And with Williams, that's really all we're asking for.
January 1, 2000
A markedly better picture than Roberto Benigni's far more sentimental Oscar collector.
January 1, 2000
Peter Kassovitz establishes an effectively grim, cramped yet barren setting, making respectful use of locations in Poland and Budapest.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
If telling lies can save a people, he reasons, let the stories - and those fictional tanks - roll.
January 1, 2000
Well-acted and deftly written and directed.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
January 1, 2000
Williams contributes one of his most subtle, relatively restrained performances, moving us with a gentle gesture or a fearful glance.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
As noble an effort this is, released a week after Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, it will only receive second-class accommodations from the movie-going public.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
We have the old Robin Williams here -- the Robin Williams of Moscow on the Hudson and The World According to Garp.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Ultimately appreciated more for what it doesn't do than what it does.
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