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Nanking Reviews

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June 12, 2010
A noble effort, but a flawed delivery. The film would benefit from more time spent with the real survivors, and less with actors tasked with "playing" the Western saviors.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 12, 2007
Although the story of Nanking deserves to be told, there's reason to hope this awkwardly executed doc won't be the definitive portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2011
This painful documentary ends on a hopeful note, although with a clear view of the cloud over human nature.
December 11, 2007
an important historical record
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2008
A brutal introduction to events that should be better known.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
December 9, 2007
Documentarians Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman brilliantly combine archive footage from Japan's 1937 massive attack on China's former capital of Nanking with heartbreaking interviews of Chinese survivors, guilty Japanese soldiers, and actors giving stage r
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 3, 2007
War and violence are never pretty, and this is not an easy film to watch -- there is brutal and gruesome footage of the death and destruction that happened there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2007
The documentary is an effective and moving account of civilization gone amok.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 13, 2007
An engrossing documentary on the atrocities committed in Nanking by Japanese soldiers and the courageous heroism of some expats in 1937.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 31, 2007
It is a harsh story and the filmmakers do not try to sugarcoat or diminish its power and tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 24, 2008
A harrowing look at how war takes its terrible toll on the innocent.
Full Review | 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-
December 12, 2007
[A] powerful documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2007
Nanking is a swift, incisive documentary about one of the lesser-known horrors of the 20th century.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 13, 2007
Nanking submits yet another reminder, if any more were needed, of how wickedness in the 20th century achieved dimensions previously considered unimaginable -- or unbearable.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 10, 2008
I have rarely, if ever, seen a documentary reconstruction of a historical event that is so rich in firsthand (and well-preserved) photographic material.
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
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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