La Rafle - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

La Rafle Reviews

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Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist
March 14, 2013
A somber, flat, occasionally moving reminder of one of France's darkest moments
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
January 16, 2013
Realistically brings to the screen. . .as visceral, powerful, and ever more awful scenes. . . but the larger historical context comes across as stiff educational recreations.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
November 20, 2012
It's a mainstream, sentimental drama because it needs to be. It announces in a clear voice that this happened.
Ela Bittencourt
Slant Magazine
November 10, 2012
Sentimentality may make the movie's agony more digestible, but its darkness resists any glossing over of what isn't only France's, but Europe's painful legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
November 2, 2012
This is the second film by the writer-director Rose Bosch, and we very soon sense her surety, her confidence in her ingenuity, which gives virtually every shot the feeling that it has been made the best way possible.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
August 23, 2012
A Holocaust 101 film that focuses on the roundup of French Jews in 1942 from a child's point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jordan Mintzer
Variety
February 23, 2012
Turning one of the darkest moments in modern French history into syrupy historical drama, writer-director Rose Bosch's The Round Up is a polished, pathos-driven re-creation of the Vichy regime's mass imprisonment and disposal of 13,000 Parisian Jews.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
'La Rafle' was a hit in France, and now you have a chance to see what Europe was raving about last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 21, 2011
Writer-director Rose Bosch is working in unabashed historical epic mode here, balancing individual stories with grand-scale awfulness effectively. She never swerves for cheap sentiment, she just lays it all out.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 22, 2011
Horrors of War Revisited in French 'La Rafle'
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
July 20, 2011
Bosch boldly tackles the psyche of Hitler, showing the Führer enjoying the high life with Eva Braun as he instructs his minions...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 10, 2011
It's a useful primer on this period of French history, but isn't much more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Solomons
Observer (UK)
June 19, 2011
There is no denying the power of the events, the importance of them now being told in movie form, nor the clear-eyed way that Bosch dramatises previously dry historical facts - in order to leave us misty-eyed.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
June 17, 2011
Not a piece of history the French like to remember but one, largely because of this film, they now do.
| Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 16, 2011
It's a straightforward, heartfelt drama, well acted and well produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Priscilla Eyles
Little White Lies
June 16, 2011
Stays in the mind for days afterwards and does justice to a difficult story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
May 6, 2011
A good film, this, that doesn't flinch in its portrayal of brutal history, with a solid cast including Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 30, 2011
It is hard not to be enraged and saddened. According to the elder Weiseman (who is seen in the film) Bosch has presented the story faithfully and accurately, and just how it felt
Top Critic
John Hartl
Seattle Times
March 24, 2011
Bosch does an impressive job of pulling together the stories she and her assistants found while researching the script.
| Original Score: 3/4
Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post
March 21, 2016
A viewer who knew nothing of the true events of World War II would think there was a guardian angel that looked out for sweet young children. If you find that proposition more than a little infuriating, then you'd be wise to skip this film.
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