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Nanking Reviews

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November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 28, 2011
This painful documentary ends on a hopeful note, although with a clear view of the cloud over human nature.
November 6, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 23, 2009
Living through a screening of ... the 1937/8 Japanese invasion, devastation and occupation of Nanking creates a fervent wish to have nothing o do with our membership cards in the homo sapiens species.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 13, 2008
The lesson here is not simply to vilify the Japanese soldiers of that era, but to make sure that we never forget who we are and what our country stands for today.
March 14, 2008
A deft and dramatic melding of talking-head documentary, historic photos and film footage and readings by a cast of actors, the film is a devastating depiction of man's inhumanity to man. It is also about how some of us are brave enough to say 'No.'
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2008
Nanking bombards you with words and images of acts too barbaric to fully absorb.
February 3, 2008
Nanking is a sometimes clumsy and sometimes artistically flawed documentary but in the end it presents a powerful account of what happened in Nanking at the end of 1937 and beginning of 1938.
February 1, 2008
Sheds light on particular wartime atrocities largely neglected in the collective memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2008
A brutal introduction to events that should be better known.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2008
Nanking doesn't tell us why decency and compassion completely break down from time to time. It just tells us something terribly modern and all too familiar.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2008
A handsome documentary on a brutal subject, Nanking delves into the 1937 Japanese invasion of China and the atrocities committed in the attack...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 31, 2008
Nanking is grim but ultimately uplifting, a reminder that even in dangerous times, brave individuals can hold the line against barbarism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 24, 2008
A harrowing look at how war takes its terrible toll on the innocent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2008
Anyone who sees Nanking should know going in what a brutal story it is, but no one should miss it because of a restrictive rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 17, 2008
Even as history changes to accommodate current needs and frameworks, it's crucial to remember those who lived it.
January 11, 2008
Highlights both the best and the worst that humanity has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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