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Nanking Reviews

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-
November 6, 2009
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.
February 1, 2008
Sheds light on particular wartime atrocities largely neglected in the collective memory.
Full Review | 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
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 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 11, 2008
Nanking does justice to this tragedy even though it makes the mistake of mixing the testimony of actual participants with staged readings from actors subbing for real people.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 11, 2008
The filmmakers employ a powerful technique of interspersing newsreel footage with wrenching on-camera interviews of survivors and sequences of actors reciting from the letters and memoirs of the Westerners on the scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
December 14, 2007
A somberly effective look at one of the most shameful events in human history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
December 13, 2007
Nanking both calls attention to a horrifying set of war crimes that remains little known in the West and crafts an impossible-but-true hymn to the power of the individual conscience.
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 12, 2007
[A] powerful documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 30, 2007
Indispensable, beautifully crafted account of a little-known Japanese massacre.
January 24, 2007
The personalities it brings to light -- many of whom were forced to remain silent about what they'd seen after returning to their homelands -- are worthy of widespread exposure.